Vote now in the 2021 Best of San Antonio Readers Poll.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Langston Hughes

Posted on Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2010-02-17

Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding reads like a mysterious telenovela plotline — complete with adultery, scandal, and murder. Lorca’s rural tragedy focuses on the upcoming wedding of characters known simply as “the Bride” and “the Groom.” The only character with a proper name is “Leonardo,” the Bride’s unhappily married ex-boyfriend, who keeps showing up at her bedroom window in the middle of the night. It’s unclear why the Bride bothers to go through with the marriage — she and Leonardo disappear on horseback immediately following the service. As the wedding party enters the nearby forest to search for the lovers-at-large, the play’s cosmic elements emerge — “the Moon” starts talking and decides she’s in the mood for bloodshed (which is convenient — “Death” personified in the form of an old beggar just happens to be in the neighborhood). Notably, Blood Wedding debuted in Madrid in 1933, but was later banned by Franco’s Falangist regime, and wasn’t produced again until 1953. $8, 8pm, Trinity’s Stieren Theater, 1 Trinity Place, trinity.edu, runs through February 27.

Tags:

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of Event Preview

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation