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CSG students to present Garcia Lorca work

The Columbus School for Girls Upper School Department of Theater will present the Federico Garcia Lorca work, The House of Bernarda Alba, in a multilingual format at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, and 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, March 1, in CSG Agnes Shedd Theater, 56 S. Columbia Ave.

The play will be presented in association with CSG's Upper School Spanish and American Sign Language programs.

Tickets may be reserved online from the CSG homepage, columbusschoolforgirls.org. Tickets are $5 for students/seniors, $10 for adults, and $15 for Premier Seating.

The House of Bernarda Alba is the last of Garcia Lorca's Rural Trilogy, which includes Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), and Yerma (Barren). Following the death of her husband, Bernarda enforces a lengthy period of mourning on her family of frustrated daughters. Bernarda tightens her grip on her five daughters and elderly mother, leaving the house joyless. When one girl, Angustias becomes engaged to the appealing Pepe El Romano, it stirs up dangerous jealousies and fears.

The directorial concept for the play is based on film noir and the girls on the design team worked to re-create the black and white film feel.

The play will feature guest extra spots for mothers and female CSG employees.

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