Date: August 17, 2011
**Bi-lingual – Spanish and English**
A gritty, raw, intense perspective into modern urban culture and how men’s choices affect loved ones and the community at large, this powerful theater piece is not to be missed.
Federico Garcia Lorca is regarded as one the most popular Spanish playwrights of the early 20th century. With numerous works to his credit, he has had an enduring legacy on modern Spanish culture. His seminal work, “Blood Wedding” is based on a newspaper fragment which tells the story of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the family’s enemy. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.
Mando Alvarado, noted playwright, screenwriter and actor has re-interpreted this classic for SummerStage by fusing Lorca's vision to his own. Alvarado’s Sangre is a powerful, spirited telling of the original work that takes the newspaper, pulp element of the original play and sets it in present day Bronx. Containing the same visceral issues but refocusing on the choices the characters make based on personal desires versus duty for the family.
Director Jerry Ruiz directs a fast moving, pavement-pounding contemporary urban retelling of this classic love story, set against a backdrop of crowded sidewalks and vibrating subway platforms.
Start time: 8:00 pm
Contact phone: (212) 360-2777
Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)
"Sangre" By Mando Alvardo Adapted from BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca Directed by Jerry Ruiz
Tue, 16 Aug 2011 04:00:06 GMT