The House of Bernarda Alba

The House of Bernarda Alba posterThe House of Bernarda Alba
(La Casa de Bernarda Alba)
by Federico García Lorca
adapted in English by Emily Mann
May 4-19, 2012

At the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, Federico Garcia Lorca finished what would be his final masterpiece, The House of Bernarda Alba. Two months later he was killed for his leftist politics.

After the death of her second husband, Bernarda Alba decrees a traditional eight-year mourning period. Tyranically ruling over her five daughters, she will do anything to safeguard her family’s place in the community and daughter’s futures. Jealousy and suppressed sexuality quickly rise to the surface, leading to rebellion and a tragically inevitable ending. Expressing the costs of repressing the freedom of others, 75 years later The House of Bernarda Alba is still a timeless work, particularly in today’s political climate.

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Performance Location

The Ballard Underground
2220 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107



Festival Seating

  • General Admission: $15 advance purchase/$18 at the door
  • Student: $12 advance purchase/$15 at the door
  • Senior: $12 advance purchase/$15 at the door

Premium Seating

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  • Reserved seating
  • Priority entrance
  • A drink tickets
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  • Each Premium Ticket is only $50

Advance/credit card purchase tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Rush Tickets

$10 at the door, sold five minutes prior to showtime, depending on availability. Rush Ticket availability is not guaranteed; tickets sold on a first-come, first served basis. Cash only.

* Premium Seating: Four tickets will be available for each performance at this price. Premium Seating includes reserved seating, priority admission, and a drink ticket.


For reservations, email or call (425) 298-3852. Please note, cash and check at the door only. Reservations are held until 5 minutes prior to showtime.

Special Thanks To…

The House Of Bernarda Alba is possible thanks to our successful Kickstarter campaign. We would really like to thank our backers!

In-kind support provided by Otak, Inc.

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