'The House of Bernarda Alba'
CalArts, Walt Disney Modular Theater
THEATER: Performance of The House of Bernarda Alba by Spanish playwright Federico Garcia Lorca. After the death of her husband, Bernarda Alba, the dominating mother of five grown daughters, imposes a period of mourning on her household to last eight years. Isolated from the town, and forbidden from forging relationships with men, tension and jealousy mounts among the sisters. The House of Bernarda Alba reminds us how precious the power to imagine our own future is, how quickly it can be taken away, and how dire the consequences of that loss can be.