The Guthrie Theatre will present Lillian Garrett-Groag's new translation of Frederico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding beginning with previews on Jan. 26. The press opening for the show is Jan. 31. The play runs at the Guthrie Lab through Feb. 18.
Director Marcela Lorca (no relation) helms this contemporary Spanish drama with its "sexually charged atmosphere of prose, verse and fiery flamenco dance." In the story, a mother is haunted by visions of her murdered husband and brother as well as the fear that a similar fate will revisit her family as her son's wedding day approaches.
The cast for the show includes Veronica Alvarado, Joel Babay, Morena Bassarin, Nadia Bowers, Drew Cortese, Gavin Lawrence, Rachel Leslie, René Millán, Jada D. Odom, Richard Ooms, Susana di Palma, Elizabeth Peterson, Marcus Quiniones, Maria Elena Ramirez, Marquetta Senters and Brenda Thomas.
The creative team comprises set designer Christine Jones, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Jeff Bartlett, co-composers and musical directors Pedro Cortés and Victor Zupanc, choreographer Susana di Palma (with Marcela Lorca), sound designer Scott W. Edwards, dramaturgist Michael Lupu, vocal coach Mira Kehoe, stage manager Martha Kulig, assistant director Christopher Hibma and production assistant Theresa Ann Schatz.
Tickets are $18-$26. The Guthrie Lab is located at 700 North First St. In Minneapolis' Warehouse District. For tickets call (612) 377-2224. —By Murdoch McBride