Repertorio Espanol presents a tragedy that unfolds in a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain; presented in Spanish with English translation. More…
Bernarda Alba is a dominating woman, who, after the death of her second husband, imposes an eight year period of mourning on her five adult daughters, whom she has always controlled to an excessive degree. The mourning period further isolates the daughters, and tension mounts within the household. A story of pretensions, self-deceits and destructive willfulness in a world of women who are all victims. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles.
for a previous production "This new staging moves so fast as to become a headlong rush to tragedy...The greatest strength of this production lies in its exploitation of the acid humor and the irony in virtually every line...You can laugh at many of the lines and be amused by the hypocrisy of these characters, and still come away appalled at their fate...Mr. Buch's reading of the play is acute and sensitive. It shares with some of Garcia Lorca's best poetry a sense of bitter mockery that barely masks despair." Full Review
See it if This is the revival at gene frankel theatre. Riveting lead actress and plot twist not even the mother can see coming.
Don't see it if You like musicals, light hearted things. Also if you do not like watching abusive situations.
See it if you want to see a classic by a superb playwright in a off beat theater
Don't see it if you get annoyed at some actors doing really bad accents making it difficult to understand the words
See it if acting is stodgy but good. it's formal not familiar. long. slow. if you can take a classic like this, ok.
Don't see it if if you can't take all the things that it is.
See it if you have a real appreciation for Garcia Lorca's works and can be absorbed in the slow boil of character study and development
Don't see it if you haven't read the play. you have to understand the story before you see it come to life on stage.
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