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The House Of Bernarda Alba


Wed Mar 26 2014, 8:00pm
Thu Mar 27 2014, 8:00pm
Fri Mar 28 2014, 8:00pm
Sat Mar 29 2014, 3:00pm
Sat Mar 29 2014, 8:00pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre - Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Tue-Thur 8pm Sat 6pm Sun 2&6pm: $70.00
  • Tue-Thur 8pm Sat 6pm Sun 2&6pm: $60.00
  • Tue-Thur 8pm Sat 6pm Sun 2&6pm: $45.00
  • Fri & Sat 8pm: $75.00
  • Fri & Sat 8pm: $65.00
  • Fri & Sat 8pm: $50.00
  • Additional fees may apply

One matriarch. Five daughters. Eight years of mourning.

To keep up appearances after the death of her husband, tyrannical mother Bernarda resolves to seal her family off from the world - a decision that effectively compels her five daughters to give up love and happiness for a life of duty and obligation. Within the oppressive confines of the Alba household, tensions swirl and emotions run high. The arrival of a seductive suitor lays bare the bitter rivalries and repressed sexuality that lie at the twisted, tragic heart of Bernarda's family.

An explosive tale of suppressed desires and jealousies, The House Of Bernarda Alba is a masterpiece of modern European theatre. It is the final - and possibly finest - play written by Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca, completed shortly before he was murdered by Nationalist sympathisers in 1936.

Deftly transposed into Singapore's rigid, rule-bound Peranakan community, W!LD RICE's electrifying production of Lorca's classic play features three generations of Singapore's best actresses on one stage. Together with celebrated director Glen Goei, they bring to life an internationally-acclaimed adaptation by Singaporean playwright Chay Yew (Porcelain, A Language Of Their Own). Designing The House of Bernarda Alba are Wong Chee Wai (sets), James Tan (lighting) and Ivan Heng (costumes).

This thrilling production of one of the world's greatest plays promises to be one of the highlights of 2014.