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16 Jan - 26 Jan|
The presentation of Lorca’s magnificent Rural Trilogy at the Cervantes Theatre ends with Yerma – “a tragic poem” of a woman with a desperate desire for motherhood, who under the pressures of social convention, is driven to commit a horrific crime. This is the play that, with its direct challenge to both the Catholic Church and the strict sexual morality of 1930s Spain, was suggested by Lorca biographer, Ian Gibson, to be the work most directly associated with his assassination at the start of The Civil War.
Translated by Carmen Zapata and Michael Dewell, and adapted and directed by Jorge de Juan, this representation continues the Cervante’s Theatre desiret to tell stories from different points of views. Both the English and Spanish casts have already been selected, reinforcing the theatre’s commitment to diversity and representation on stage.
Supported by the Embassy of Spain