The House of Bernarda Alba, by Federico Garcia Lorca, will be onstage at Niagara University from March 22-26. It is being directed by adjunct professor Amanda Lytle Sharpe.

Following the death of her husband, formidable matriarch Bernarda Alba will do anything to protect her family’s fortune and the future of her five daughters. A deal is struck – a marriage of convenience between her eldest girl and the son of a business rival – but will the wedding happen?

The show contains mature themes and language.

The House of Bernarda Alba will be onstage in the Leary Theatre within the Elizabeth Ann Clune Center for Theatre, Clet Hall, at 7 p.m. on March 22 and 26, and at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 and 24. A 2 p.m. matinee will be held March 24 and 25. 

Costume, hair and makeup design is by Maureen T. Stevens, associate professor/costume, hair and makeup designer. Set design is by associate professor/scenic designer and production manager David Dwyer and light design is by Jayson Clark. Sound design is by theatre design/production student Jordan Grimble of Albion, N.Y. Stage manager is theatre performance major Ronnie Stewart of Kenmore, N.Y. Assistant stage managers are theatre performance major Shelby Goodsell of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and design/production major Ben Kulwanoski of Getzville, N.Y.

Niagara University theatre performance majors who are in the cast include Kalee George (Bernie) of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Kayla Storto (Agnes) of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Carly L. Weldy (Maggie) of West Seneca, N.Y.; Christine Turturro (Marty) of Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y.; Sarah Emmerling (Melly) of Orchard Park, N.Y.; Heather Gervasi (Adie) of West Falls, N.Y.; Rachael Buchanan (Mary) of Cicero, N.Y.; Arianna Lasting (Penny) of Amherst, N.Y.; Sofia Matlasz (Careworker) of Williamsville, N.Y.; Mersedez Hoover (Prudence, Churchgoer) of Beaver, Pa.; Lauren McCall (1st Journalist) of Rochester, N.Y.; and Kayla Victoria Ruemann (2nd Journalist) of Holland, N.Y.

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