“Blood Wedding”Written by Federico García Lorca and Directed by Kameron Steele
Legendary Spanish poet Federico García Lorca’s masterpiece Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre) employs a tragic love-triangle narrative to underscore the widespread misfortune that class conflict and a rigid, hierarchical society can produce. Staged by American director Kameron Steele in a style that is part magical realism, part dance theatre, the production will also feature an original score for violin, cello, and percussion by Ileana Perez Velazquez, a warped runway set by David Gürçay-Morris, costumes fashioned in a bold palette by Deborah Brothers, and a dynamic lighting design by Ayumu “Poe” Saegusa. “Rather than try to replicate the Andalusian society,” says Steele, “this production will take advantage of the CenterStage’s unique, flexible structure to focus on the universal appeal of Lorca’s poetry and iconoclastic worldview.” In our age of globalization, with the gap between the rich and poor growing, and the middle classes, where they exist, under siege, Lorca’s tragedy gives us a chance to explore these global problems through engaging the rifts in our own culture.
Friday evening’s performance will be followed by a Q & A.