Skidmore Theater to Stage BLOOD WEDDING This Spring

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Spring 2015 production, BLOOD WEDDING. This project comes from the brilliant minds of veteran Skidmore director Carolyn Anderson and Drama Desk Award Nominee and SITI company member Will Bond.

Tradition, passion and violence are at the core of this true story about a love that can never become a marriage. BLOOD WEDDING is rooted in the land, and in its people's desire to cling on to tradition in changing times. Underneath the landscape of this play is the rumbling of the early days of the Spanish Civil War and Lorca's poetic resistance.

From the directors: "This staged adaptation of BLOOD WEDDING grows out of the work of the actors and directors of the collaboration practicum class we co-taught this past fall. These smart and wild investigations of the world of

Lorca and his life lead us to dream of a production that could include this research. We wanted to place the play in the context of the war in Spain. Garci?a Lorca is considered by some to be the greatest Spanish poet and playwright of the 20th century. This was a creative life that was cut far too short by the violence of the Civil War. And so our "adaptation" seeks in part to honor the life and remember the disturbing assassination of the poet and to do this within the context of what is considered one of his greatest plays."

Tickets: $12 general admission and $8 for students and senior citizens. Call the Skidmore Theater Box Office at (518) 580-5439, or find us online on Facebook or at skidmore.edu/academics/theater/.

About The Skidmore College Department of Theater: The Skidmore Theater Department is a pre-professional program that offers students the opportunity to pursue the serious study of the theater arts within a liberal arts setting. Courses within the department afford training in the basic demands of the discipline -- physical and vocal control, technique in acting and directing, technical and design skills -- as well as the opportunity for advanced study, practical production experience, study abroad, and off-campus internships. The college liberal arts requirements help the student to understand the moral, intellectual, and political context in which any artist practices.

Photo Credit: Sue Kessler and Caroline Herman '17.

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