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The house of Bernarda Alba

The house of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca, directed by Sílvia Navarro

After the death of her second husband, Antonio Benavides, Bernarda Alba imposes rigorous and suffocating mourning for eight years, prohibiting her five daughters from leaving the house. When Angustias, the first-born and only daughter of Bernarda’s first husband, inherits a small fortune, she attracts a young and good looking suitor, Pepe el Romano. The arrival of Pepe will crack the strong walls of Bernarda’s house and change the fate of her five daughters forever.


Federico Garcia Lorca wrote The House of Bernarda Alba in 1936, a few months before the start of the Spanish Civil War and his own death. The conflict between the rancid values of tradition (represented by Bernarda) and the yearning for change and freedom (represented by her five daughters) that the Granada poet shows us in the play, looks like a premonition of the 40 years of darkness and repression that would plague Spain. 

The play reflects the situation of women at the beginning of the 20th century. Immersed in a patriarchal society, they cannot be free to make their own decisions, neither to express their femininity or sexual desire.  


Please note:

* Entry to the premises will not be allowed after the starting play.
* There will be one interval.
* Play performed in English. 



€10 General, €5 Children (Under 18)



25 and 26 at 7 p.m
27 and 28 at 3pm and 7pm

IAB Main theatre

+34 938949713

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