Purchase tickets for Shakespeare in the Park 2017 featuring Hamlet: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakespeare-in-the-park-tickets-32842649248
Presale: $15 (Presale ends April 22!)
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:
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
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.
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.
Our next play is auditioning in two weeks, don’t forget to come read for us if you’re ready to meet your inner performer.
More information can found on the events page and on our facebook page.
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The beautiful photos taken on 05/07/16 at our 2:00 pm performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” have been uploaded.
Check them out!!!
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
Just two days away, people are taking notice! Riverside’s own Press Enterprise was nice enough to do an article about our event this Saturday. Take a read, and we hope to see you there!
Tickets on sale now for $10! $15 at the door.
The festival is only THREE DAYS AWAY! Need help convincing your friends and family to go to the festival with you? Play them our commercial!