Triptic’s production of Bernarda Alba, based on Lorca’s classic, ends its run at the Union Theatre on 17 September 2011.

Beverley Klein and cast in Bernarda Alba. Photo: Roy Tan

Beverley Klein and cast in Bernarda Alba. Photo: Roy Tan

First produced Off-Broadway in 2006 and based on Federico García Lorca’s classic 1936 play, Bernarda Alba is a taut, provocative musical about an emotionally and sexually repressed group of daughters rebelling against their smothering mother in 1930s rural Spain. Inspired by the drama and fire of Spanish flamenco and traditional folk songs and with an all-female cast, LaChiusa’s take on Lorca’s work is a seamless blend of music, drama and dance bursting with passion as the women’s struggle against a repressive regime culminates in a shocking climax.

The musical, written by Michael John LaChiusa, stars Beverley Klein as Bernarda and is directed by Katherine Hare. The show continues at the Union Theatre until 17 September 2011.

LINKS

Union Theatre website

CREDITS

CAST (in alphabetical order)

AMELIA ADAMS-PEARCE Adela
SUANNE BRAUN Servant/Prudencia
MARIA COYNE Young Maid
SOOPHIA FOROUGHI Magdalena
BEVERLEY KLEIN Bernarda Alba
EMILY-JANE MORRIS Amelia
ELLEN O’GRADY Poncia
SOPHIE JUGÉ Angustias
BUSTER SKEGGS Maria Josepha
REBECCA TREHEARN Martirio

Direction by KATHERINE HARE
Musical Direction by LEIGH THOMPSON
Choreography by RACKY PLEWS

Designer HILARY STATTS
Lighting Designer SHERRY COENEN
Sound Designer MARK DUNNE
Projection Design & Illustration BEN GERLIS

Assistant Choreographer MICHELLE WHITE
Assistant Musical Director JOANNA CICHONSKA
Vocal Consultant LEONTINE HASS
Original Artwork SARAH CROSSWELL
Orchestral Contractor ELLIE VERKERK

Produced by TRIPTIC