MTU CSM; 'Relaxed Performance' The House Of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca 22/02/24 Back to events list

Date: February 22nd, 2024 from 19:30 to 21:40
Price:Single Ticket €18.0
Price:Concession €10.0
Price:Student €5.0
Venue: Stack Theatre




Federico Garcia Lorca

'Relaxed Performance'

Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 Feb 2024

Stack Theatre, MTU Cork School of Music

Tickets €18 | €10

Thurs 22 Feb Student ticket €5 (relaxed performance)

Please note this is a relaxed performance. This means that audience members are free to move about, leave and re-enter the theatre and make noise as they need to. The lights in the auditorium will also stay on at a low level throughout the show

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‘Silence, I say! Silence! You can weep when you’re alone.’

Trapped in a house and a culture riddled with religiosity, malicious gossip, contempt for women and blatant hypocrisy, Bernarda Alba’s five daughters react to eight years of enforced mourning for their unloved father with rage, yearning, unsatisfied desire and dangerous, ultimately fatal ‘misbehaviour’.

For Irish audiences this lethal Spanish cocktail of traditional misogyny, puritanism and desperate rebellion is as familiar as yesterday’s news

With a powerful ensemble from Year 3 BA Theatre & Drama Studies students, live music and short dance sequences draw on the lyricism and the sensuality of Lorca’s words to emphasise the intense physical drama underlying all the poisonous small talk, The House of Bernarda Alba is as compelling today as it was at the outbreak of the Spanish civil war that killed its author.

Adapted and directed by Johnny Hanrahan, Music Composition by Wike Schippers, Sound Design by Cormac O’Connor, Costume Design by Gillian Roberts, Lighting Design by Declan Leonard and Set Construction by Davy Dummigan.

The House of Bernarda Alba will run at The Stack Theatre, MTU Cork School of Music for five shows from Tuesday 20 - Saturday 24 Feb 2024

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