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The House of Bernarda Alba (La Casa De Bernarda Alba)

From 1 critic and 14 member reviews
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. 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.

1h 30m | Already closed | Repertorio Espanol (Gramercy)

The New York Times

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

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

Also The play is still relevant to people in societies that repress women, ... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Entertaining, Delightful

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Don't see it if see more

Also This is for the production at the Gene Frankel Theater It is so well d... Read more Read less

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

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.

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

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

Also I saw this at The Gene Frankel Theater. The acting was great overall. ... Read more Read less

Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

See it if N/A

Don't see it if N/A

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

For a previous production
Absorbing, Intense, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if You speak Spanish and love the classics.

Don't see it if You don't speak Spanish.

For a previous production
Slow, Long, Absorbing, Ambitious, Exquisite

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.

For a previous production
Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You like a mystety

Don't see it if You prefer a larger thestre

For a previous production
Absorbing, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You like Lorca

Don't see it if Don't like a story about women

For a previous production
Thought-provoking, Slow

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.

For a previous production
Dated, Quirky

See it if you enjoy a slow moving play that has its roots in spanish mores and culture

Don't see it if you are bored easily.

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