Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa
Template: "House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico García Lorca
Bernarda Alba is a masterwork by Michael John LaChiusa, who has brought us such critically acclaimed hits as THE WILD PARTY and MARIE CHRISTINE. LaChiusa brings a musical voice to Federico Garcia Lorca's final 1936 masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba, through pulsing castanets, trilling Spanish guitars and resounding rhythmic stomps.
Bernarda Alba tells the tales of a powerful matriarch, who imposes a strict rule on her household following her second husband's funeral: 'Not a breath of outside air is going to enter this house. It's going to feel like we've bricked up the doors and windows,' she proclaims. Bernarda's five daughters, however, struggle with her cold wishes. The girls' dreams and desires challenge their mother's harsh rules and the outside world begins to slowly permeate their isolated existence.
As the youngest daughter, Adela, breaks out of the domestic prison, tragedy takes its course.
Wed 11 Mar 8pm
Thu 12 Mar 5pm
Fri 13 Mar 8pm
Sat 14 Mar 12noon