Woodcutters discuss the chase going on, and prepare for the Moon to appear. Photo by Sandra Trevino

‘Blood Wedding’ Flies in the Face of Tradition

The story of a rural Spanish community’s collision with tradition will come to life this week in a theatre drama at North East School of the Arts (NESA). Aspiring young actors, dancers and musicians have been working for several months with Director Chloe Treat on a production of Federico García Lorca’s “Blood Wedding.”

The 1932 Spanish classic tragedy of ritual gone wrong explores the riveting story of a young woman who flees her wedding to run away with the son of a rival family, uncovering themes of deep-seated conflict between nature and human relationship in the midst of decaying cultural constructs.