The House of Bernarda Alba Showing at Benedictine College

The House of Bernarda Alba Showing at Benedictine College

Friday, November 14, 2014

The House of Bernarda Alba opens Tuesday, November 18, and runs through Sunday, November 23, in the Mabee Theatre on the lower level of St. Benedict Hall. All shows are at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Written by Federico García Lorca, directed by Scott Cox, and translated by Dr. Edward Mulholland, The House of Bernarda Alba explores the life of women in a Spanish village in 1936. After the death of her second husband, Bernarda Alba enforces an eight-year period of mourning for herself and her five unmarried daughters. The arrival of handsome Pepe el Romano and the hope of romance soon drives the daughters towards calamity. Full of passion, repression, and the Spanish concepts of honor and love, The House of Bernarda Alba scrutinizes authoritarianism, the effect of men upon women, and the tragic consequences of oppression.

There will be a post-show reception on Opening Night with complementary champagne and snacks. Please visit the Box Office between Noon and 3 p.m., M - F, to purchase tickets or contact the Box Office at (913) 360-7579 for reservations. Tickets may also be purchased online at

View the trailer here.