The House of Bernarda Alba is opening this week at Arts Centre Melbourne’s Fairfax Studio. 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. Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, this production features BMEG’s Candy Bowers and runs from May 25 to July 7.
THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA
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?
Running time is 1 hour and 45 minutes with no interval.