NMSA Presents ‘House Of Bernarda Alba’ Nov. 5-7

NMSA News:
SANTA FE  New Mexico School for the Arts’ Theater Department is excited to present acclaimed poet, playwright, and director Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba as its second theatrical production this fall.
Directed by NMSA Theater Instructor Elizabeth Wiseman, the play will run Nov. 5-7 at Warehouse 21.
Written in 1936, The House of Bernarda Alba is a precautionary tale inspired by the rise of Franco’s dictatorship in Spain. 
It was intended as a political commentary, but is also an intimate study of how oppression shapes human behavior. 
In Lorca’s story, set in a small Andalusian village, five daughters are held hostage by an overprotective, class-conscious mother who believes there is not a man good enough for any of them.  
“It is a story of the human spirit, and how oppression will bring out both the best and the worst in us when given a chance at freedom,” writes Elizabeth Wiseman. 
Lorca is well-known as a poet, but was also a student of music as well as a director of theater. 
He developed a love for traditional Andalusian song, and much of his art is inspired by the musicians of the Andalusian region of Spain. 
In all of his art, Wiseman remarked, Lorca sought to illuminate the profound and natural spirituality in humanity, and, by doing so, bring people closer to their better selves. 
Author Carlos Bauer said of the play, “Lorca has given us a corner of the earth that is populated by lost lovers and desperate, wandering souls; where the blade of a knife flashing in the dark, the desolate cry, and a millennium of tears expose Andalusia’s almost erotic passion for life, and for death.” 
Wiseman commented, “Rehearsals have revealed a wonderful spirit of imagination in the cast and crew. The show promises to be a poignant portrait of doubt, resignation, passion, hope and betrayal, and the journey has already proven to be challenging in the best of ways.”
The play will be held at 7 p.m., Nov. 5-6, and againt at 2 p.m., Nov. 7 at Warehouse 21 in Santa Fe’s Railyard district. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and can be purchased here.
NMSA is now accepting applications for school year 2016-2017.
The application cycle closes in mid-January, and information on admission policies and the application process can be found on its website.