The House of Bernarda Alba / by R. Sheth

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca
Adpated by Emily Mann
Directed by Lee Orchard


November 28-29, 2012


Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building

Following the death of Bernarda Alba’s second husband, she demands that her household mourn for eight years and postpones her eldest daughter’s upcoming wedding. Her five other daughters quickly become entranced with the handsome fiancé, Parviz Rumani. The decision to wed the eldest daughter is a strictly financial one, but it’s the youngest daughter who steals the young man’s heart. When the truth inevitably comes out, Bernarda Alba must try to maintain control—with tragic consequences.

This presentation was performed in partnership with The Valparaiso University Department of Theatre.



Rachel Abbinante*

Clarissa Bontrager*

Elyse “Nikki” Estes*

Emily Gulbrandsen

Meredith McKay

Keaton Stewart

Margaret de Veer*

Mary Atchley

Sara Von Borstel

Lena Gilliam

Victoria Hole

Claire Rutkowski

Mallory Swisher*

Mia Vivens*

Kayla Belec

Zoe Crafton

Allison Grischow

Allison Kavanaugh*

Becca Shelor*

Queli Tellez

Anna Elyse Wiersma


Cast & Production Staff

Federico Garcia Lorca

Production Managers
Caitlin Duerinck
Corey Pond

Lee Orchard

Anna Elyse Wiersma

House Manager
Corey Pond

Stage Manager  
Michael Marvin Melvin*

Associate Dramatrug 
Neal Ryan Shaw

* Member of the National Theatre Society, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Iota Cast.