Masterful Lorca play at İkincikat
Lorca fans, you're spoiled. 'Bernarda Alba’s House' is on the stage at İkincikat.“Bernarda Alba’s House,” which narrates the story of Larca, a homosexual communist during the Spanish Civil War, will be on the İkincikat stage tonight at 8:30 p.m. It is a play by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca.
The play was first performed in 1945. The play centers on the events of a house in Andalusia during a period of mourning, in which Bernarda Alba (aged 60) wields total control over her five daughters Angustias (39 years old), Magdalena (30), Amelia (27), Martirio, (24), and Adela (20).
The housekeeper (La Poncia) and Bernarda’s elderly mother (María Josefa) also live there. The deliberate exclusion of any male character from the action helps build up the high level of sexual tension that is present throughout the play.