Blood Wedding

Play

Writers: Frederico Garcia Lorca

Overview

Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
1933
Genres
Drama
Time & Place
A rural town in Spain, 1930s
Cast Size
large
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Large Cast, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly female cast
Includes mature adult, young adult, adult, elderly, child, early teen, late teen characters

Synopsis

In a small rural village in Spain, a son has decided to marry a young woman from a neighboring village. His mother, overprotective after the deaths of her older son and husband at the hands of the Felix family, worries about his choice of bride and his departure from home. When they meet the bride and her father, the marriage is approved and the bridegroom is thrilled. However, the bride is secretly still in love Leonardo, a member of the Felix family. The wedding goes on and the guests start arriving, all while the bride is struggling with inner turmoil: can she be content in her choice of groom or will she be magnetically pulled to her other love, the enemy’s son? Secrets are revealed and choices are made that create chaos and havoc on the wedding day. Will the bride and groom end up together? Will the enemy prevail? How much blood will be spilled, and is it fate or is it chance? Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding is a beautiful balance of traditional romantic tropes and unconventional circumstances mixed with a little magic.

Lead Characters