Main Season Production
Final Performance Tomorrow: Sunday, November 19, 2017
By Federico García Lorca
Directed by Valli Rivera
Adapted by Caridad Svich
Dates: October 27-November 19, 2017
Times: Fri-Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
This highly stylized, modernist tragedy is the first play in Federico García Lorca's "Rural Trilogy." Involving song, poetry, and music, the play includes personifications of The Moon and Death and explores themes of loss of first love, the conflict between individual desires and societal expectations, and the price paid for the choice.
Preview: October 26, 2017 7:30 pm
Pay-What-You-Will: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Talkback: Sunday, November 5, 2017
Love and lust, magic and music grace the stage of the Vortex in Lorca's Blood Wedding, directed by Valli Marie Rivera.
Director Rivera says, "This is a story that begins in a reality we can recognize and expands to the unreal and symbolic world of emotions. This enhances the story to produce a cathartic effect in us. Lorca was fascinated by the conflict between fulfilling societal responsibility and following the desire of one's heart."
Casey Mraz is creating original music to compliment the play. The cast features Malcolm June (Hamlet) and Angelina Ortiz (Alice in Wonderland, She Kills Monsters), Sam Shoemaker-Trejo and Ed Chavez (Comedy of Errors, The Nance) and 14 others from Albuquerque's Hispano acting community.
Federico García Lorca's 1933 play begins as a gloomy soap opera, then transcends its rural Spain setting and slips into high art....its flight is beautiful, well worth the wait. Chavez is spectacular as the Moon. The lighting (Josh Bien), the set (Mary Rossman), the sound (Casey Mraz), the costumes (Jaime Pardo), and the make-up suddenly become amazing....the poetry of the Moon and Death elevates the whole theatre. (-Rob Spiegel for Talkin' Broadway)
Read the full review at talkinbroadway.com