Gettysburg College to present “Blood Wedding” Oct. 20–24

The Gettysburg College Department of Theatre Arts will present Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding at Kline Theatre Oct. 20 to 24.

Performances will take place Oct. 20, 21, 22 and 24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. Performances are free and open to the public, but reservations are required as seating is limited. Call 717-337-6060 to reserve tickets.

Based on an actual news report of a runaway bride, Lorca's Blood Wedding is a story of all-consuming passion. On the morning of her wedding, confronted by her childhood sweetheart Leonardo, who married someone else, the Bride flees with him to the forest. The production uses Langston Hughes' poetic and beautiful translation of Lorca's masterpiece.

"If [William Shakespeare's] Romeo & Juliet and Richard III had a baby, it would be this play," said Anna Maria Charamlambous '12, who plays the Mother of the Groom.

Theatre arts Prof. Susan Russell directs the cast, including Adam Pelta-Pauls '12 as Leonardo, Mariem Diaz '13 as the Bride, Weston Jackson '14 as the Groom and Charamlambous.

Theatre arts Prof. Eric Berninghausen designed the set, and visiting instructor Eric Dixon designed the costumes. The play is underscored by an original soundscape by Paul Austerlitz of Gettysburg College's Sunderman Conservatory of Music, and is performed by Austerlitz and percussionist Babatunda Lea.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Nikki Rhoads, assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803

Posted: Mon, 17 Oct 2011

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