Yerma

Adapted & Translated by Melinda Lopez | Directed by Melia Bensussen
Conceived by Melinda Lopez and Melia Bensussen

Presented by Huntington Theatre Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
5/31/19 - 6/30/19

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"Melinda Lopez conjures an absorbing dreamscape... an insightful, lyrical adaptation."The Boston Globe
"VISUALLY STUNNING! A beautiful elegy about life and longing."Jared Bowen, WGBH
"Beautifully directed by Melia Bensussen. REMARKABLE ACTING ALL AROUND!"South Shore Critic

Yerma, a young wife, wants nothing more than to have a child and become a devoted mother. As she watches her friends start their families, she begins to question her own value as a woman. Her desperate desire turns into an all-consuming obsession with devastating consequences. Beloved by Boston audiences, Huntington Playwright-in-Residence Melinda Lopez reinvents Lorca’s classic masterpiece, infusing this searing drama with flamenco-inspired music and heart.

Approximate run time: Yerma plays in approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes, with no intermission. Please note: This production includes a smoking pipe effect (100% nicotine free).

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