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The House of Bernarda Alba, with its all-female cast, kicks off the Department of Music & Performing Arts theatre season at the University of Nebraska at Kearney this week with 7:30 p.m. performances in the Fine Arts Recital Hall Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 7-10, and Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 14-16.
“The House of Bernarda Alba takes an intimate look into the home of the tyrannical matriarch Bernarda Alba and her grown daughters,” said Jack Garrison, director and UNK theatre professor.
“Obsessed with family honor and a fierce determination to maintain control, Bernarda stifles the hopes and passions of her five daughters with a stern resolution to impose eight years of mourning for her late husband,” he said. “Tensions build rapidly in the cloistered household as hatred, envy, passion and despair lead to tragic consequences and threaten to bring down the house of Bernarda Alba.”
Written by Federico Garcia Lorca and adapted by Emily Mann, the play features an 18-member, all-female cast. Of the 18, 13 are making their main stage debut.
Tickets are $7 for adults; $5 for students, seniors and UNK Faculty/Staff; and free to UNK students with a valid UNK ID. Tickets may be reserved through the UNK Theatre Box Office: (308) 865-8417 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The all-female cast for The House of Bernarda Alba, listed alphabetically by hometown, includes:
Allen Andrea Liebsch
Bertrand Charise Dawson
Clay Center Jennifer Hoffmeister
Columbus Sarah Ternus
David City Deanna Schatz
Elgin Katie Miller, Shauna Warren
Elkhorn Jordan House
Elwood Lauren F. Blessing
Fremont Jordyn Nicole Dalton, Hope Houghtelling
Holdrege Sarah Schreiter
Kearney Nicole Freburg, Kiley M. Kreutzer
Linwood Meghan Farmer
McCook Bobbi Ridenour
Omaha Erika Flores
Pine Bluffs Annastashia Malcolm
The artistic/production staff includes: Jack Garrison, director; Shawn Deiger, sound designer; Daniel Jones, costume designer; David Tidwell, scenic and lighting designer; Larcy Shaw of Kearney, stage manager; and JJ Anderson of Brainerd, Minn., assistant stage manager.