The House of Bernarda Alba

by Frederico Garcia Lorca / Adapted by Emily Mann


Synopsis: A masterpiece of the modern theater, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA was written in 1936, just before the start of the Spanish Civil War. The play takes place in a small village in southern Spain following the funeral of Bernarda Alba's second husband. After the mourners depart, the tyrannical matriarch announces to her five daughters that their period of mourning will last eight years. Obsessed with family honor, Bernarda rules the household with an iron fist, but all of her daughters secretly harbor a passion for Pepe el Romano, the handsomest man in the village. The eldest daughter is engaged to him, but the arrangement is a financial one, and it is the youngest daughter, Adela, who becomes his lover. When the truth finally breaks through the atmosphere of suppressed desire, jealousy, anger and fear, the consequences are tragic. Adela takes her own life and Bernarda makes a desperate attempt to maintain control of her shattered household.

Cast

Maid Laney Camferdam
Maria Josefa Gabrielle Glaze
Mourner Jessica Godwin
Beggar Child Emma Jensen
Angustias Barbara Martinez
Bernarda Jo Mayo
Prudencia Tammy Mills
Adela Meagan Parker
Martirio Britanny Rappise*
Magdelena Lorelei Sandberg
Poncia Laura Sebastian
Amelia Corey Stano
Beggar Woman/Mourner Mary Kathryn Turner

*Dance Captain

Production Staff

Director Kaye Celeste Evans
Choreographer Luisa Nelson
Dramaturg Allen Josephs
Set Design Will O'Donnell
Costume Design Glenn Avery Breed
Lighting Design Jarod Wilson
Sound Design Steve Grair
Stage Manager Tffany Eddins
Assistant Stage Manager Katie Grey Coleman
Props Master Christopher Thies-Lotito
Wardrobe Supervisor Stevie Neale
Dresser Sherron Moore
Lightboard Operator Darren Campbell
Soundboard Operator Lamar Edwards
Scene Shop Staff Katherine Anderson
  Heath Carroll
  Katie Grey Coleman
  R.J. Hunt
  Will O'Donnell
  Christopher Thies-Lotito
Costume Shop Staff Barbara Martinez
  Meghan Miller
  Lynsey Price
  Heidi Warriner