Blood Wedding (Dewell/Zapata, trans.)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  9w, 9m

by Federico García Lorca
Translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata

This emotional and poetic tragedy, from the author of The House of Bernarda Alba, concerns a rural Spanish community, a bloody family rivalry, and a passionate love triangle.

Blood Wedding (Dewell/Zapata, trans.)

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    9w, 9m



This passionate tragedy has earned acclaim as García Lorca's greatest work, alongside The House of Bernarda Alba.

After years of feuds with the neighboring Felix family, The Mother has lost all her menfolk except her youngest son, The Bridegroom. She arranges a wedding with The Bride, who is loved by young Leonardo Felix. Leonardo and The Bride run away. Guided by The Beggar Woman (Death) and The Moon (A Young Woodcutter), The Bridegroom overtakes the lovers. He and Leonardo kill each other, leaving The Mother alone in her empty house.

  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Michael Dewell

Carmen Zapata

Carmen Margarita Zapata (born July 15, 1927) is an American actress. Zapata was born in New York City to a Mexican father and an Argentine mother. She has been in over one hundred movies and shows, including Batman: The Animated Series, Married... with Children, Sister Act, a ...
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Federico García Lorca

Federico García Lorca (1898 - 1936) is widely considered to be Spain's most important playwright and poet. He and his close friend Salvador Dalí took the literary and artistic worlds by storm in the 1920's, introducing daring explorations of desire, sexuality and surrealism. ...

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