THE HOUSE OF BERNARDÓ ALBA (Federico García Lorca)
BLACK BOX THEATRE
Ériu’s production will bring contemporary Irish music, theatre and dance to bear on Lorca’s original script. Drawing from shared historical and cultural links between Ireland and Spain, including the ways in which gender and domesticity were given meaning by a dominant Catholic political culture, Ériu explores the fertile ground for creative expression in the interstices of the two cultures. Using a Queer lens, the male players acquire some of the traditionally female roles to explore the play’s themes of subservience, coercive power and complicity.