The House of Bernarda Alba

The greatest of modern Spanish tragedies, The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico García Lorca is the story of a family in mourning, led by a stern matriarch. Upon the passing of her husband, Bernarda announces to her five daughters that the family will observe the traditional eight-years of cloistered mourning. Each daughter desires love, but with the doors clamped shut, they silently turn to other pursuits. Ultimately, the pressure of this caged passion leads to a tragic climax that is unrelenting in its severity and terror.


The House of Bernarda Alba Performances

Dates/Times: April 6 through 15
Friday, April 6 and 13, at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7 and 14, at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8 and 15, at 2 p.m.
Thursday, April 12, at 8 p.m.

Location: Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater, Joseph G. Shapiro Family Hall, South Campus

Tickets: $10; $8 senior citizen (over 65); Two free tickets with current faculty/staff/student HofstraCard

Tickets are available through the Hofstra Box Office by calling 516-463-6644, Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. and at Unless a performance is sold out, tickets are also available for purchase at the door (by cash or check only) starting 90 minutes before showtime.


The House of Bernarda Alba Symposium 

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: The Spiegel Theater, South Campus

Admission: FREE


Thursday, April 12, 2018





Joan and Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater
New Academic Building
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549


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