Yerma

19th Mar 2016 - 2:30pm

The Arts Centre

2nd Year Student Shows

Edge Hill University Second Year Drama Students present A Season of Plays by Federico Garcia Lorca

The Theatre is a school of tears and laughter – Lorca

The greatest Spanish playwright of the twentieth century was murdered 80 years ago by fascists in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. In these plays, his three great masterpieces, love and loss, longing and duende, the spirit of the earth, fuse in passionate dances of life and death.

Friday 18th March 7.30pm
Saturday 19th March 2.30pm

Yerma adapted by Pam Gems

In a remote Spanish village Yerma, a woman full of life and passion, longs for a child but is unable to conceive. This compelling and elemental tale of a woman’s quest for a child taps into some of the most universal themes of theatre – love, passion, sexuality, marriage. In this epic glory, vibrant and sweeping, with elements of dance and song, Yerma is an exhilarating theatrical event.

“Pam Gems’ magnificent adaptation of this poetic tragedy is … soft, yet as hard as the sun-baked soil”   The Guardian

Other performances in A Season of Plays by Federico Garcia Lorca:

Blood Wedding
The House of Bernarda Alba

Tickets £9 / £5 concessions / £3.50 Edge Hill University students and school parties of 10 or more.

SAVE MONEY! Combined Ticket Offer – see all three shows for £22 / £12 / £9.  Not available online. Please call the Box Office on 01695 584480.