The House of Bernarda Alba

BY FEDERICO GARCIA LORCA
19 March 2003 — 19 April 2003

After her husband's death, how will Bernarda Alba control her five sexually unfulfilled daughters as they come of age in a male dominated society, where hopes and desires must be silenced? The girls battle to break free, but can they escape their domineering mother and the repressive society that surrounds them before it is too late?

Lorca's final masterpiece explores domestic fascism in Spain in 1936, challenging its wider social and political implications. The play powerfully portrays the position of women in society, in a way that continues to have enormous resonance for women today.