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The Department of Theater presents Yerma by Federico García Lorca (English translation by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata) directed by Jessica Nakamura '03. The cast features Corinna Burns'96 (The Crucible, Vagabond Acting Troupe; Brinkmanship!, Bad Penny Productions; The House of Bernarda Alba, Lantern Theatre Company), artist in residence, in the title role, with María Alvarez '04, Rachel Best '04, Liza Clark '03, Emine Fisek '03, Marty Griffith '05, Chris Keary '03, and Amy Robinson '04. Lighting design by William Marshall, Resident Designer in the Department of Theater, and costume design by Barrymore-nominated Susan Smythe. Dramaturgy by Elizabeth Nolte '03.

Yerma tells the story of a woman whose intense desire for a baby makes her question her marriage, her society, and even her own body. Called "A poem in 3 acts and 6 scenes," Yerma is a lyrical journey of one woman who is trapped between her strict society and her own personal desires.

Federico García Lorca is one of the best known Spanish writers of the 20th century. His most famous works include poetry collections Gypsy Ballad and Poet in New York, and the rural trilogy of plays Blood Wedding, Yerma, and The House of Bernarda Alba. His lyrical and imaginative work has led people to think of him as one of the greatest dramatists since the Spanish Golden Age.

Reservations required.

Location: Frear Ensemble Theatre
Dates: April 11, 2003 - April 13, 2003
Times: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 11-13, at 8 pm.