The House of Bernarda Alba

October 14 – October 30, 2011

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca (in a new version by Emily Mann)

Directed by José Rubén De León

The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba’s second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic.

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"The production, directed with grace and thoughtfulness by José Rubén De León, is utterly enthralling. De León has cast the show well, and all of the actresses give well-calibrated performances."

- Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express-News



Marisela Barrera

Maxine Greco

Cristal Hinojosa

Maria Ibarra

Pamela D. Kenney

Krystal Kohler

Rinel Longoria

Heidi Mendez

Gypsy Pantoja

Magda Porter

Zoe Richter

Marisa Varela

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