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Please join us as the  Department of Theater presents:
Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) by Federico Garcìa Lorca
Fri & Sat, April 16 & 17, 2010 at 8 pm
Sun, April 18, 2010 at 3 pm
Frear Ensemble Theater
Lang Performing Arts Center
Free and open to the public

Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) is the Honors Directing Thesis of McFeely Sam Goodman ’10.  The production features a new English language adaptation by the director.
Federico Garcìa Lorca’s Bodas de sangre is a play of poetry and passion that draws on traditions of Spanish folklore and Spanish surrealism.  When the Bride, engaged to the Groom but in love with Leonardo, the son of an enemy family, runs off with Leonardo on the wedding night, the Groom must pursue them into the forest where the chase reaches its bloody conclusion.  The Groom’s Mother, who has already lost a son and a husband to the blood feud between her family and Leonardo’s, predicts the events of the play with a combination of dread and perverse satisfaction.
Set in a bizarre Las Vegas wedding chapel that is both futuristic and evocative of movie theaters of the ‘20s and ‘30s, this production follows a group of punkish neo-flappers driven by the same deadly passions that curse Lorca’s protagonists as they live their own disastrous wedding through Lorca’s text.
McFeely Sam Goodman ‘10 directs the production. Original music is composed and directed by Jamie Birney ‘10.  The design team includes: Tara Nova Webb ’94 (set and media); Samantha Panepinto ’13 (costumes); James P. Murphy (lighting); Daniel Perelstein ’09 (sound); and Logan Tiberi-Warner ’11 (hair and make-up).  Logan Tiberi Warner ’11 also worked as dramaturg on the production. Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) features Jane Lief Abell ’11, Jamie Birney ’10, Nell Bang-Jensen ’11, Melissa Cruz ’10, Nolan Gear ’12, McFeely Jackson Goodman ’13, Eric Holzhauer ’10, Sirkka Natti ’11, Anna Ramos ’13, Miriam Rich ’11, and Carson Young ’10.  The faculty advisor is K. Elizabeth Stevens.
All performances are free and open to the public without advance reservations.  For further information about the production, contact Liza Henty-Clark at (610) 328-8260 or

Upcoming Productions in the Department of Theater

The Department of Theater will treat the campus community and public to three more productions this Spring. We hope you can join us for one or all!

  • Bodas de sangre (Blood Wedding) by Federico Garcia Lorca, directed by McFeely Sam Goodman ’10. April 16-18. A tale of a bloody family feud – love, passion, revenge and murder – this production is set in a bizarre Las Vegas wedding chapel. For more info click here.
  • The Cure at Troy by Seamus Heaney, directed by Niccolo Aeed Moretti ’10. April 30-May 2. Adapted from Sophocles’ Philoctete, The Cure at Troy explores themes of loyalty and abandonment and war and peace, through the story of Philoctetes’ ill-treatment at the hand of the Greeks, left to fend for himself on an unpopulated island, until he is needed to win the Trojan war. For more info click here.
  • Nights of Scenes II.  Scenes by students of the Directing II Workshop.  May 5-6.  More information coming soon.