By Federico Garcia Lorca
Translation by A.S. Kline
Directed by Judith Hoddinott
The 2018 NSW Public Schools Drama Company is staging Yerma, a play written in 1934 by the Spanish dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca. Yerma is a timeless story about yearning, fulfilment, expectations and loss.
20–22 June, 7.15pm
21–22 June, 11am
NIDA Theatres, Studio
Yerma is set in a Spanish village highlighting the limited roles for women in society and the lack of power that is required to step outside those bounds. Using chorus, movement and surrealist elements, the play is set against the barren hills of Andalusia and is filled with the passionate music of the flamenco and the beats of the cajón.
Yerma is presented in a unique theatrical form designed to challenge us to think about a world in which we want more than what’s actually available and the extremes that one goes to in pursuit of the unobtainable.
Yerma will be presented as part of our Student Productions June 2018 season.