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"There’s a particularly
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coup de théâtre

during the third act when Jacques has sections of the audience led to different locations within the park as the lovers are pursued through the woods....Apollinaire’s Blood Wedding is
well worth the trip. -ArtsFuse
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Apollinaire in the Park 2015


Blood Wedding~ Bodas de Sangre
by Federico Garcia Lorca

July 8-26 • 7:30
FREE! !GRATIS!

English: Wed., Thurs., Sat., Sun. • Spanish: Friday


New Location!

Port Park, 99 Marginal Street, Chelsea
(click for directions)
In case of rain, call: 617-887-2336


Bring Lawn Chairs or Blankets
and come ready to move with the action!

Produced in collaboration with
Escena Latina Teatro
presenting Bodas de Sangre every Friday!

Join us for Apollinaire's 12th summer of
FREE bilingual theater in the park.

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Based on a true story of love and betrayal, Blood Wedding is a powerful and innovative modern classic.  Lorca wrote this poetic exploration of the conflict between individual desires and social conventions years after reading a newspaper account of a young bride in Andalusia who abandoned her husband on their wedding day to escape with her childhood sweetheart. 

Lorca’s tale of ill-fated romance unfolds with the fire and power characteristic of his work.  The force of love and primal desire battle the weight of history, themes that are particularly resonant given his own tragically short life.

Federico García Lorca is considered one of Spain's greatest poets and dramatists. His work inspired a generation of artists in Spain and Latin America with its visionary disregard for theatrical conventions of the time and bold explorations of taboo subjects such as class, sexuality, and the role of women.

Lorca went to Madrid in 1919 where he met and befriended artist Salvador Dali, who designed the scenery for the Barcelona production of Lorca's play Mariana Pineda (1927). Lorca's two most successful poetry collections were Canciones (Songs), published in 1927, and Romancero gitano (the Gypsy Ballads), published in 1928. Romancero gitano was especially daring for the time with its exploration of sexual themes and made Lorca a celebrity in the literary world.

In the 1930s, Lorca spent much of his time working on plays, including a folk drama trilogy Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) in 1933, Yerma in 1934, and La Casa de Bernarda Alba (The House of Bernarda Alba) in 1936.  The Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936 and Lorca found himself caught in the middle of the conflict. He was shot without trial by supporters of General Francisco Franco in 1936 in Granada.

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