by Federico García Lorca
Tradition, passion and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. BLOOD WEDDING is rooted in the land, and in its people’s desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play is the rumbling of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Lorca’s poetic resistance. This project comes from the brilliant minds of veteran Skidmore director Carolyn Anderson and Drama Desk Award Nominee and SITI company member Will Bond.
“García Lorca is considered by some to be the greatest Spanish poet and playwright of the 20th century. This was a creative life that was cut far too short by the violence of the Civil War. And so our “adaptation” seeks in part to honor the life and remember the disturbing assassination of the poet and to do this within the context of what is considered one of his greatest plays.” – Carolyn Anderson and Will Bond