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Thank you!

After three long months of fundraising, The Homespun Players would like to thank:

-All of you who attended our fundraisers! You know who you are. 😉

-All the businesses who donated prizes for our fundraisers! (Too many to name!)

-All the venues that hosted and supported us: Pixels, Mission Tobacco Lounge and AMF Bowling Lanes on Arlington Ave.

-All the performers who lent their talents at our fundraisers: Brandon Ecks, The Hopeful Giants, The Angry Babies, David T8tz and His Lovely Friends, Creepshow Cabaret, RodRigo Torres, and Fox and the Red Hares.

-All of our major sponsors: City of Riverside, Riverside East Rotary Club, Wick’s Brewery, New Threads Theatre Company, Riverside Arts Council

You put the wind beneath our wings, Riverside!

You still have a chance to donate as we always have more things to pay for:

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About The House of Bernarda Alba

About the House of Bernarda Alba

South rural Spain, the middle of summer underneath the oppressive Spanish sun, Bernarda Alba strives to retain the cultural status of her family following the death of her husband. The mid 1930s, it was a desperate and tumultuous time for humanity worldwide. For

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Huerta de San Vicente, summer home of Lorca’s family in Granada, Spain, now a museum

the people of Spain, abject poverty and the threat of a fascist revolt resides in their hearts and minds. This is the setting of Federico Garcia Lorca’s play, The House of Bernarda Alba, or a drama of women in the villages of Spain. Or at least these were the circumstances at the time Lorca was writing his last play. 10 days after the play was finished, Francisco Franco and his fascist regime, sponsored by Hitler, successfully over threw the Spanish Republic which was established a mere 5 years prior. Within two months Lorca was captured and assassinated, a plane ticket to Mexico in his pocket. It may go without saying, he never saw his last play performed, and neither did anyone in Spain for the matter because his entire cannon of work, his poetry included, was banned until the death of Franco in 1975.

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Garcia Lorca

While Lorca was writing Bernarda Alba he told a friend with great enthusiasm, “there’s not a drop of poetry in it!” He wanted to write something real, to tell a truth. He wanted us to look at Bernarda Alba the way we would look at a photo album and see the way life was for women in the villages of Spain. He does so with fully imagined and complex characters, language steeped in imagery and symbolism which illustrates in our imagination another time and place plucked out of Granada and placed here at The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts.

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We DID it!

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We are glowing with pride over the success of Shakespeare in the Park and our production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream! Tons of pics to come and upcoming plans to be announced fairly soon! A huge hug and kiss to all our supporters, guests, cast, crew and contributers: thanks to you our debut was gorgeous. XOXO