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BERNARDA ALBA

Ended 9 Apr 2006 after 34 days

Simply set on an almost bare stage to music inspired by the rhythms of flamenco, Bernarda Alba tells a story of longing, despair and desire.

Closed 9 Apr 2006

The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garca Lorca's final play, on which the new musical, Bernarda Alba, is based, was written in 1936, the same year in which the illustrious Spanish poet and playwright was executed by General Francisco Franco's militia soon after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. Lorca became a symbol for the thousands of martyred Spaniards who fell victim to Fascist tyranny.

The title character in the musical, played by Phylicia Rashad, proclaims that she and her household her five grown daughters, her mother, her servants will observe a long period of mourning, following the funeral of her second husband. Not a breath of outside air is going to enter this house, Bernarda declares. It's going to feel like we've bricked up the doors and windows.The outside world of their village, however, seeps in. Despite Bernarda's tyrannical measures the daughters' desires collide with their mother's iron rule. 

Composer/Lyricist Michael John LaChiusa (See What I Wanna See, Marie Christine, Hello Again) brings the world premiere of Bernarda Alba to the Newhouse, an ideally intimate setting for the piece. Graciela Daniele (Dessa Rose, Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Marie Christine, Hello Again) directs and choreographs.

Simply set on an almost bare stage to music inspired by the rhythms of flamenco, Bernarda Alba tells a story of longing, despair and desire.

Dates
Opened : 6th March 2006
Closed : 9th April 2006

Audience:  Bernarda Alba may be inappropriate for children aged 8 and under (adult themes, mild language).  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Mitzi E Newhouse Theater.

Run time:  TBA

Show Times

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Dates

Opening night: 6 March 2006

Closing night: 9 April 2006

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