THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA

Genre: Drama
©Daryl Boling
Kathleen O'Neill directs Federico Garcia Lorca's famed drama

Written shortly before playwright Federico Garcia Lorca's assassination in 1936, THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA explores the consequences of a mother's tyranny over her daughters. After the death of her husband, Bernarda Alba declares a mourning period of eight years for her household, which includes her five marriageable daughters and her mother. The arrival of a suitor for her eldest daughter forces the revelation of their family's secrets and passions to an explosive conclusion.

Starring Joy Franz (original Broadway casts of INTO THE WOODS and PIPPIN), Joy Seligsohn, Stephanie Schmiderer, Campbell Echols, Megan Campisi, Meredith Napolitano, Benita Robeldo, Olivia Lawrence, Maitely Weismann, Helene Galek and Kathleen Kwan.
About the Company: Manhattan Theatre Source

Manhattantheatresource is a not-for-profit art service organization celebrating its fifth anniversary. Its 55-seat theatre, book store and cabaret, run by full-time volunteers, have afforded more than 2,400 artists opportunities to work in over 475 productions. The Source also provides workshops, marketing and design support, voiceover and video editing services and career consulting to local artists.



Cast: Joy Seligsohn, Stephanie Schmiderer, Campbell Echols, Megan Campisi, Meredith Napolitano, Benita Robledo, Olivia Lawrence, Maitely Weismann, Helene Galek, Kathleen Kwan, Lily Blau, Maryll Botula, Sheena Earl, Amatullah King, Isabella Leja, Kate Sessions
Open:   06/13/07
Close:   06/30/07

Schedule:
Wednesday - Friday at 8 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and 8 pm
Theater:   Manhattan Theater Source
Address:   177 MacDougal St
New York, NY 10011
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Closest subway: A,C,E to West 4th. Exit north end of station, walk north on 7th Avenue to 8th Street., right one block to MacDougal Street, right to theatre

Cost:$18
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Company: Manhattan Theatre Source         Official Web Site: www.theatresource.org
Joy Franz Bernarda

Joy most recently made her Shakespearean debut in Othello as both Amelia and Desdemona’s father Brabantio at the New Harmony Theater in IN. Joy is most recognized for her work with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods (original, revival, PBS, national tour), Assassins (original), A Little Night Music, Company, and Merrily We Roll Along. Other Broadway: Pippin', Musical Chairs, Bernstein's Mass, Open Admissions, Sweet Charity, Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. Favorite tour: Damn Yankees (Meg Boyd) with Jerry Lewis. Off-Broadway, she appeared in Tomfoolery, All My Sons, Jacques Brel, Fair Game, The House of Bernarda Alba, I Can't Keep Running In Place  TV: Law and Order, Central Park West, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and most NY soap operas. Film: Under Red Lantern (Grace) and No Picnic for Penny (Penny's mother).  Joy is very grateful and a proud member of Actors Equity Association.