Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:
Federico García Lorca's
The House of Bernarda Alba
This short run is the 2nd Federico García Lorca currently running in Chicago. Make it a Lorca fest and catch this short run and the stunning YERMA at Red Tape Theatre/Theatre Y through December 10th.
The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, translated by Jo Clifford, directed by Jeremy Aluma. Performances run November 7 through November 12, 2017. Press opening is Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 PM at The Theatre School, Room 403, 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
Lorca’s final play set in the provincial Andalusia, Spain, ignites with the funeral service of Bernarda Alba’s second husband. Ever determined that her five grown daughters maintain a house of honor, Bernarda declares they will have an eight-year mourning period of absolute seclusion. When the eldest daughter receives a large inheritance, potentially sweeping her away from this fate and into an engagement with a handsome bachelor, conflict brews among the sisters repressed by Bernarda’s rule. Set in a time of tumultuous political climate, this story explores the underbelly of what happens when a tyrant seizes power.
TICKETS: Free tickets can be reserved on October 27, 2017 at noon at the box office, by calling 773-325-7900, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
TICKETS, DATES & INFORMATION
The House of Bernarda Alba runs Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM, and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM November 7, through November 12, 2017. Free tickets can be reserved on October 27, 2017 at noon at the box office, by calling 773-325-7900, or emailing email@example.com. Press Opening is Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM. **Preview is Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30 PM. The House of Bernarda Alba will be performed in Room 403 of The Theatre School at DePaul University at 2350 N Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60614.
Federico García Lorca (born June 5, 1898, died August 18 or 19, 1936), was a Spanish poet and playwright who, in a career that spanned just 19 years, resurrected and revitalized the most basic strains of Spanish poetry and theatre. He is known primarily for his Andalusian works, including the poetry collections Romancero gitano (1928; Gypsy Ballads) and Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías (1935; “Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías,” Eng. trans. Lament for a Bullfighter), and the tragedies Bodas de sangre (1933; Blood Wedding), Yerma (1934; Eng. trans. Yerma), and La casa de Bernarda Alba (1936; The House of Bernarda Alba). In the early 1930s Lorca helped inaugurate a second Golden Age of the Spanish theatre. He was executed by a Nationalist firing squad in the first months of the Spanish Civil War.
Jeremy Aluma is an award-winning, Jewish-American theatre director and producer of Iraqi descent. He founded the internationally touring clown troupe, Four Clowns and served as Artistic Director during their first seven years. Credits include: Abraham & Isaac (MuBe Cultural Theatre, São Paulo, Brazil); Four Clowns (La MaMa, NYC); Pinocchio and Robin Hood (South Coast Repertory); The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Red Theater, Chicago); Sublimity (Theatre Row, NYC); Lunatics & Actors (Shakespeare Center, LA); Henry’s Potato (REDCAT, LA); Beyond Dark (Odyssey Theater, LA); Jonah (Annenberg, Santa Monica); Crumble, (Lay Me Down Justin Timberlake) (Sacred Fools, LA); The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Urban Theatre Movement, LA); and In Arabia We’d All Be Kings (Alive Theatre, Long Beach). He is the recipient of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Exchange International Grant, the City of Santa Monica, Annenberg Community Beach House Residency, and the Long Beach Arts Council Community Project Grant. Since graduating Cum Laude from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Directing, Aluma has attended prestigious training programs such as, the Master Conservatory program in Bali, Indonesia; Director’s Lab West; and The Actor’s Center in NYC. He continues to teach and take classes at The Clown School and is currently pursuing his MFA in Directing at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He is a member of Red Theater and SDC. jeremyaluma.com
The cast features Kya Brickhouse (ADELA), Kayla Forde (AMELIA), Tia Jemison (BERNARDA), Jessica Morison (MARÍA JOSEFA), Deyki Ronge (MAGDALENA), Maddy Stark (LA PONCIA), Kiah Stern (MARTIRIO), Ashlea Woodley (MAID & PRUDENCIA) and Harmony Zhang (ANGUSTIAS).
The artistic team includes Jill Cutro (Assistant Director), Erin Wilborn (Assistant Director), Trisha Mahoney (Dramaturg), Katherine Coyl (Fight Choreographer), Lindsay Mummert (Set Designer), Isabelle Laursen (Costume Designer), Gabriela Cordovi (Sound Designer), Madeline Doyle (Assistant Sound Designer) Nic McNulty (Technical Director), Kyle Cunningham (Lighting Designer), Andrei Borges (Master Electrician), Liv Hancock (Stage Manager), Hannah Smith (Assistant Stage Manager), Natalie Lawrence (Marketing Manager), and Lisa Portes (Advisor).
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