The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa De Bernarda Alba)
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The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa De Bernarda Alba)
85
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The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa De Bernarda Alba) NYC Reviews and Tickets

85%
(14 Reviews)
Positive
86%
Mixed
14%
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0%
Members say
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Ambitious

About the Show

Repertorio Espanol presents a tragedy that unfolds in a cloistered world of women in 1930's Spain; presented in Spanish with English translation.

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Member Reviews (14)

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Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

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85
Masterful, Riveting, Great acting, Absorbing, Clever

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.

100
Absorbing, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Riveting, Cliched

See it if you want to see a great play about passion and trials of women in a repressive society

Don't see it if you do not enjoy plays in Spanish, albeit with English translation Read more

87
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if you want a family friendly show

Don't see it if you don't want a family friendly show

76
Absorbing, Great writing, Resonant, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

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

84
Absorbing, Ambitious, Great acting, Intense

See it if You enjoy watching superbly dramatical characters (ha ha!)

Don't see it if You prefer a large venue with lots of shiny lights, you don't care for misery Read more

85
Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Dated, Exquisite

See it if you like thought-provoking theater.

Don't see it if you don't like a play in another language. You want flashy lights, sets, costumes

83
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

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Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
May 14th, 1989
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."
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