Special thanks to Katherine Banwell and KPLU for running a beautiful story on our production of The House Of Bernarda Alba. Her interviews and research into the origins of this play make for a touching piece of radio journalism.
Charles Waxberg directs the play. For him the play represents repression that reached far beyond the walls and the women in the Alba family circle.
“It’s important to keep the universality in mind,” he says, “and not to simply dismiss this as a melodrama about women who need men. [It’s more about] being trapped, about having those in power rob you of basic human rights. I’d love it if people left here questioning human rights. What does an individual have a right to do? What are they entitled to do?”
Katherine Banwell, April 30, 2012, Garcia Lorca’s play exploring the pains of love, denial hits Seattle