The theatre department’s first show of the 2016-2017 season is set to open tomorrow, October 21st. Blood Wedding, written by Federico Garcia Lorca and translated by Lillian Groag, is a Main Stage production this year at Charter Arts. The students and faculty involved in this production have been in rehearsals since the beginning of the school year and are so excited to finally be able to share all of their hard work.
Blood Wedding focuses on the ideas of love, choice, and fate. The plot revolves around a wedding and the arduous journey before, after, and during it. Buried feelings are unearthed as opportunities arise for each of the characters. The dark and heavy plot spirals towards a sinister and powerful conclusion.
In its essence, Blood Wedding is a three act play that weaves image-laden poetry amongst very heavy, realistic scenes. Lorca’s ability to write in this fashion helps to produce a truly beautiful, yet tragic, piece of theatre. Christopher Morris, the director of Blood Wedding, had this to say about the production:
This kind of work is not the typical kind of work we stage at a high school, or any type of school for that matter. Therefore, as artists, we should all make a point to attend the show.
Be sure to make time in your schedules to come and see the show! Blood Wedding will run on Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd at 7pm, as well as on Sunday, October 23rd at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. If you are unable to make these dates, you are welcome to attend today’s free open dress rehearsal at 4pm. Kick off the beginning of Halloween week with this haunting piece of theatre! You definitely don’t want to miss it!
Article by Mia Zappacosta.