See Melbourne Theatre Company’s The House of Bernarda Alba

By Chana Matchimbanpoth May 21, 2018

The House of Bernarda Alba adapted by Patricia Cornelius after Federico García Lorca.

With their mining-mogul father dead, the Alba household is in mourning. All four daughters have been called home by their matriarch mother to pay their respects and bunker down in the family home.

The future seems wildly uncertain for all but the eldest sister, who has inherited a fortune and is engaged to the local heartthrob. But as tensions rise and tempers flare, will any of them have the power to alter their destiny?

Renowned playwright Patricia Cornelius takes Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia to explore themes of passion, repression and isolation in an exhilarating adaptation directed by Leticia Cáceres, with a powerhouse cast including Candy Bowers, Peta Brady, Julie Forsyth, Bessie Holland, Sue Jones, and Emily Milledge, with Melita Jurisic starring as the family matriarch.

Don’t miss The House of Bernarda Alba, playing at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio, from 25 May until 7 July.

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