Paper chairs, a local theatre collective, offers audiences a peep into the process of creating a brand-new version of Federico García Lorca’s, Bodas de Sangre, loosely titled, A Bloody Wedding.
Paper chairs, a homegrown theatre collective that specializes in radical reinventions of classic theatre, offers audiences a peep into the process of bringing such a piece to life in the development of a brand-new version of Federico García Lorca’s Bodas de Sangre currently titled, A Bloody Wedding.
Lorca was born (1898) and murdered (1936) in rural Andalucia at the onset of the Spanish Civil War. Before his death, he wrote a trilogy of tragedies based on the impossible trappings of rural life. The first of these, Bodas de Sangre, depicts a long-held feud between two families set off again by an ill-fated marriage proposal that takes two men to the grave. This adaptation digs into the rigid rules of his world and where they collide with Texas in 2022. Love and marriage? Happily ever after? Not so much. Lorca points us to something deeper, darker and more difficult to name.
This event takes place in two stages:
Thursday August 4th at 7:30pm: come listen at the Crashbox to an excellent cast read the draft in its current form… Then give us a few days to mix, stew and cook up some experiments… and then
Come visit us again Friday August 12th or Saturday August 13th at 7:30pm to see what we’ve come up with
We’re leading this experiment with the question:
“What’s in a bloody wedding for us?” (And by us, we mean you too.)