Theater ‘La Maison de Bernarda Alba’ at the Comédie Française

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Whether you are in Paris or not, keep this title in your agenda as a play to look out for in theaters. The play, based on a book by the same title written by Federico García Lorca, is a beautifully intertwined melange of ideas of culture, society, love, sexuality and feminine experience.

The story opens in the house of a recently deceased husband and father, who has left behind a wife and four daughters. Being of a comfortable disposition, they live with their two female servants and all together the seven women draw a portrait of the various roles, positions and experiences women can have depending on social class, marital status and education. An extremely thought provoking play, the story revolves around issues of expression of identity and sexuality, and society’s repression of those experiences and expressions.

The play is showing at the Comédie Française in Paris.

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