The Homespun Players and The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts Present…

 

By Federico Garcia Lorca

Directed by Stevie Taken

Immediately following the funeral for her husband, Bernarda Alba announces to her five daughters that they will observe an eight-year period of mourning in which they may not leave the house. The young women are devastated.

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Show dates:

 

CAST

  • Bernarda Alba – Carol Damgen
  • La Ponicia – Elizabeth Heldburg Casey
  • Angustias – Dana Martin
  • Magdalena – Rachael Johnson
  • Amelia – Myranda Agueros/Estrella Silva
  • Martirio – Caroline Sanchez
  • Adela – Haley Rubin
  • Criada – Grace Robinson
  • Maria Josefa – Denise Tomlinson
  • Prudencia – Liliana Carrillo
  • Beggar Woman – Kendra Taylor
  • Child – Kelly Carlsen
  • Woman in Mourning – Jessica Delgado

For a more in-depth look at the play, see our page: About The House of Bernarda Alba

 

The San Bernardino Garcia Center for the Arts is sponsored by San Bernardino Valley Concert Association. 

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

[Savers Donation Drive and Go Fund Me page]

The Homespun Players is still actively fundraising! We are 2k away from our goal and will be collecting unwanted items all through the month of March for our SAVERS DONATION DRIVE!

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Save your donation bags for us and bring them to an address TBA during the first week of April. (We can pre-store items till then if you want to get rid of your junk sooner!)

Of course, if you’d rather just send us a few bucks electronically, we always have our Go Fund Me page:
https://www.gofundme.com/HSPShakespeare

Thanks again for all your love and support, Riverside!