Calendar of Events

Yerma (Barren)

  1. Thursday February 20 7:30pm
  2. Friday February 21 8:00pm
  3. Saturday February 22 8:00pm
  4. Sunday February 23 2:00pm
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre

By Frederico García Lorca
Translated by Jo Clifford
Directed by Malcolm Tulip

Written by Frederico García Lorca, considered to be Spain’s greatest poet of the twentieth century, Yerma is the tragic story of a woman living in rural Spain who is immersed in the constant pressure to have children. Her husband of two years, Juan, whom she married to please her father and not for love, has been unable to give her the child she desires. Tormented, Yerma seeks advice from an older woman in the town who tells her of a pilgrimage many barren young women take to help them get pregnant. A provoking and heart-rending story, Yerma lays bare society’s expectations through one woman’s struggles between honor and conformity, passion, and duty.

Reserved seating $30/$24/$13 with student ID