Mad Cow Theatre Announces Cast for LA CASA DE BERNARDA ALBA

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This month, Mad Cow Theatre will present two readings of Federico García Lorca's La Casa de Bernarda Alba as part of it's Teatro Español program.

Read in its original Spanish langauge, La Casa de Bernarda Alba will be performed September 27 & 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, available or 407-297-8788.

The cast for these readings includes Thamara Bejarano (Magdelena), Anahilda Garcia (Bernarda), Widalys Guzmán (Amelia), Fabiola Rivera (Adela), Susi Rivera (Angustias), well-known Puerto Rican television, movie, and theatre actor Gladys Rodríguez (La Poncia), and Ibis Enid Rodríguez (Maritio). The readings are directed by Eliana Stratico.

In the play, domineering matriarch Bernarda Alba, after her second husband's death, imposes an 8-year mourning period on her household in accordance with her family tradition. Her five daughters, aged between 20 and 39, have been controlled inexorably and prohibited from any form of relationship. The mourning period further isolates them and tension mounts within the household. Maria Josefa, Bernarda's elderly mother, is usually locked away in her room. Bernarda prohibits her daughters from talking or letting Maria Josefa out. Poncia, who knows the secrets of Bernarda's daughters, warns Bernarda many times throughout the play about the consequences that her oppression and inability to connect to what really happens in her daughters' hearts, will bring terrible consequences for her family. Bernarda does not listen, she does not see any danger: She knows better. Or at least, she thinks so.

Founded in 2014 by Mad Cow Theatre, Teatro Español and Clases de Teatro are committed to bringing great Spanish theatre, performed in its original language, to Central Florida, and to providing Spanish-language classes and workshops to the community.

Celebrating its 20th season in 2016-2017, Mad Cow Theatre was founded on the belief that the theatre is a dynamic and powerful means of social understanding, as well as a hugely entertaining art form. Through the combination of passionate, skillful acting and compelling, insightful writing, nurtured by an attentive and ever-changing process, Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, Mad Cow presents entertaining works of Theatre to an ever-widening audience - promoting, enhancing, and celebrating the human condition through art. For tickets and information, visit

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