Blood Wedding Stirs Audiences
Audience members never believed for one second that Blood Wedding, performed at 4 p.m. on May 9, 2014 in the Tony Bennett black box theatre, was just a simple, normal high school performance. The people there felt like they were experiencing the likes of off-Broadway theatre with the amount of heart, emotion and intention that went into the performance.
From the moment the lights went out and the heart racing music pumped through the speakers participants were taken on a journey back in time where women had only few things to look forward to in life besides bearing children, making bread, and sewing their own clothes.
Audience members were introduced to two families preparing for a wedding. One family, being the groom’s, was excited to see the two families join together in matrimony where their future’s may be financially brighter, however one gets a glimpse of the the bride’s family, who are also excited for the union and a less than enthused bride-to-be.
Throughout Blood Wedding the audience learns that this “wedding” is to be anything but normal and that the upcoming events will shed light on these two families’ dark pasts. The audience is introduced to scandal, lies, betrayal, and blood. This play, written by Federico Garcia and based on true events, was anything, but predictable.
The cast of Blood Wedding stunned audience to silence and then a roaring standing ovation. With performances by both the juniors and senior drama majors, Blood Wedding was fully brought to life on stage. Some of these stellar cast members were Lawrence Rosenblatt who played the Bridegroom, Mariana Franco as the mother, Natalia Hetnar as the neighbor, Rachel fink as the wife, Ashley Daniels as the mother in law, Winston klapper as Leonardo, Jadea Blair as the servant, Jesse Meckl as the father, Leila Green as the bride, Tasia Roseborough, Death as beggar women Cassandra Costache, first youth as Deborah Witthauer, Skyler Friedland as the maid/first girl, Andrew Farella, Michael Sakelos, and Cassandra Costache as dancers.
by Juliana Durrant ’16