La casa de Bernarda Alba
The House of Bernarda Alba is a Spanish play, written by Frederico Garcia Lorca. Lorca described the play in its subtitle as a drama of women in the villages of Spain. The play centers on the events of a house in Andalusia during a period of mourning, in which Bernarda Alba (aged 60) wields total control over her five daughters Angustias (39 years old), Magdalena (30), Amelia (27), Martirio, (24), and Adela (20). The housekeeper (La Poncia) and Bernarda's elderly mother (María Josefa) also live there. It's an all women play, therefore no men can audition.
Content of the play:
Upon her second husband's death, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba imposes an 8-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Bernarda has 5 daughters, aged between 20 and 39, whom she has controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship. The mourning period further isolates them and tension mounts within the household. After a mourning ritual at the family home, the eldest daughter Angustias inherited a large sum of money from her father, Bernarda's first husband, but Bernarda's second husband has left only small sums to his 4 daughters. Angustias's wealth attracts a young, attractive suitor from the village, Pepe el Romano. Her sisters are jealous, believing that it's unfair that plain, sickly Angustias should receive both the majority of the inheritance and the freedom to marry and escape their suffocating home environment. Many things happen within the house whose walls have ears. And then there is the Mother of Bernarda, Maria Josefa. She also warns Bernarda that she'll turn her daughters' hearts to dust if they cannot be free. There are barely any secrets kept behind. In which the two maids have also a hand. Tension explodes as family members confront one another. Things will settle in the end, but at what price.
Directed by Stan Ras
Cast: Alice Buchner, Maud Eskes, Julie Grosse-Sommer, Lena Kock, Hanna de Munck, Jaqueline Peters, Erica Piasecka, Sophie van Rijnbach
Performances: 1st, 2nd and 3rd of June 2017
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Directed by Cristel Reneman
Cast: Femke van Hout, Philippe Kersten, Hayo Raaphorst, Andrea Seegers, Milou Tiemensma, Yves Vanderbooren en Marit Wolff
Performances: 18th, 19th and 20th of May 2017
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Cast: Irene Pujol, Hanna de Munck, Lena Bo, Abigail Mynett, Martín Sáez del Val, Sönke Steffen, Remo Kortbeek, Pauline Marie, Andrea Seegers, Jamie Lloyd and Franziska Erb
Directed by: Anneliese Billen