19:45, Tue 3rd – Sat 7th November 2009 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 4
The Amateur Dramatic Club Presents
The House Of Bernarda Alba By Federico García Lorca Week 4, Michaelmas Term 2009 Tuesday 3rd-7th November, 7.45pm ADC Theatre
"There are eight years of mourning ahead of us. While it lasts not even the wind will get into this house."
When Bernarda Alba's husband dies, she locks all the doors and windows. She tells her grown-up daughters to sew and be silent. But not even the tyranny of Bernarda's repressive rule can cool the passion and desire that smoulder darkly within the household. With the arrival of Pepé el Romano, an attractive young man from the village, comes a tantalizing breeze of the cool air which plays amongst the reeds, away from the house. Whilst an emergent freedom comes to ascendancy in society, the household of Bernard Alba remains in a state of totalizing constriction.
This production re-imagines Lorca's masterpiece, to the mid 70's with the demise of Spanish Fascism and Spain's liberation. Redolent with Lorca's sensual poetry, blending, dance, music and stirring visuals this production breathe's new life into this haunting narrative of oppression, rebellion and fragile beauty.