The Association of Friends of the Theatre of Chania presents the play ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’ by the Spanish writer and poet Federico Garcίa Lorca on Saturday 16th April, at 21.00, at the Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou 74, Chania (Πνευματικό Κέντρο )
Entrance for over 18 years old only with presentation of a certificate of vaccination or recovery from Covid. For children and adolescents from 4 to 17 years the last 24-hour self-test is required.
A few words about the play
The celebrated poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca wrote “The House of Bernarda Alba”, his last—and perhaps most moving—work, in 1936.
The play was premiered after his death, in March 1945 in the Avenida Theatre in Buenos Aires.
In an impoverished Spanish hamlet in the early 20th century, Bernarda Alba, a tyrannical mother who has lost her second husband, keeps her five daughters locked up at home, in mourning and to preserve the honour and dignity of her family. But even though the male presence is forbidden, erotic passion still manages to breach the fortifications of the family home. And when passion comes into conflict with society’s stringent rules, death is the result.
You can read the play HERE in English if you like to before watching it in Greek.