Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca
Thursday, November 5, 2009 Starts at 7:30 pm - Sunday, November 15, 2009 at 2:00 pm
1950 Third Street La Verne CA, 91750-4401
Federico García Lorca is recognized around the world as a poet of genius and one of the foremost poetic dramatists of our time and has become the most-translated Spanish writer in history. Considered a classic in twentieth-century theatre, “Blood Wedding” evokes the spectacle of human passion through sophisticated and often surrealistic poetic technique, elevating the love story to a tragedy of fate.
The University of La Verne Theatre Arts Department is proud to present Lorca’s "Blood Wedding", with performances this November 5,6,7,12,13 and 14 at 7:30 pm, with a Sunday matinee on November 15th at 2:00 pm.
ULV Theatre department chair, Dr. David Flaten, directs and designs Lorca’s masterpiece, which is based on a true story, taken from a newspaper account that describes the story of a family vendetta and a young bride (played by Natasha Velasco) in Andalusia, Spain who abandoned her bridegroom (Alexander Clague) on their wedding day to escape with her former lover (Danny Bride), the son of the enemy family. The play explores themes that always mesmerized Lorca: desire, repression, ritual and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.
This 90 minute production also features a dynamic lighting design by Lisa D. Katz, striking costume design by Holly Victoria, choreography by Donna Ibale, fight choreography by Natasha Velasco and includes a haunting original musical score by Dr. Reed Gratz.
Dailey Theatre is located in the single tent on the university’s main campus at 1950 Third Street La Verne, CA 91750. Directions to the University of La Verne’s main campus and parking information can be found on the university’s website at www.laverne.edu.
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $5 for students.