|March 15, 2006
Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by: David Chavez
Produced by: Marilyn Abad Cardinalli
Production Designer: by Joe Cardinalli
Music by: Tim and Frances Tompkins
Guest Starring: Rosa Maria Escalante as Madre. Rosa Escalante is very happy to be appearing as a guest artist with the Gavilan College production of Blood Wedding. As a long time member or veterana of El Teatro Campesino (ETC), she has had the pleasure of being directed by Marilyn Abad in Simply Maria. As the educational director for the ETC, she also taught and directed a class on the ETC method of performing. Over the years, she has also performed with Teatro Vision and City Lights Theater of San Jose. She was most recently seen at The Western Stage in Salinas in the role of Margarita Villasenor, the matriarch of Rain of Gold, a role she helped develop for the world premiere. She is very excited to be working and learning along with so many young aspiring actors.
WHAT: "Blood Wedding" is one of the most powerful and innovative plays of the twentieth century. Set in Madrid in 1933, "Blood Wedding" is based on a true story of love, lust and betrayal. Lorca wrote his best known play years after reading a newspaper account of a young bride in Andalusia who abandoned her husband-to-be on their wedding day to escape with her childhood sweetheart. Lorca evokes the spectacle of human passion through sophisticated and often surrealistic poetic technique, elevating the love story to a tragedy of fate. Lorca has become the most-translated Spanish writer in history, widely recognized as a poet of genius and one of the foremost poetic dramatists of our time.
WHEN: March 31, April 1, 6, 7 and 8, 2006; all performances at 8 p.m.
WHERE: Gavilan College Theatre, 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd., Gilroy, CA 95020
TICKETS: $8 for children and seniors, $10 for students, $12 general admission
For tickets call: 408-846-4973 or for more information contact Marilyn Abad-Cardinalli at 408-848-4764.
photo attached: headshot of
Rosa Escalante. Photo by Tom Chargin.