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October 31 - November 18$15
Get ready to transport yourself into a world of passion, intrigue, poetic language, and the supernatural. From Halloween till November 18th, Theatre Convivio brings “Blood Wedding,” a classic folk tragedy by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico García Lorca, to the Bellview Grange on Tolman Creek Road. Featuring sound design by Emmy-Nominated Sound Designer Eric Lee Raber and the incredible original Todd Barton Score from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s 1995 production, this upcoming show is sparing no expense in presenting this timeless love story by one of history’s greatest writers.
Expect a riveting two hours of fiery emotions and intense dramatic tension as a bride-to-be’s upcoming wedding is jeopardized by the arrival of her former lover, leading to an unforgettable confrontation of clashing values and conflicting wills as old grudges arise within the community.
The cast features an excellent array of local talent. Starring as the Bride’s former lover, Leonardo, is Tristan Cameron, a recent transplant from Portland currently pursuing a degree in theatre at Southern Oregon University. The Bride herself will be played by newcomer Sheila Dickens, who recently performed in Rogue Community College’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Ana Luisa Witt, a classically trained actress from Mexico with over 20 years of experience acting at organizations like Teatro La Unidad brings her expertise and linguistic skills as the Mother of the Bridegroom, performing dialogue in both English and Spanish.
Other cast members include Owen Buchholz, Ines Diez, Suzanne Mark, Helen-Thea Marcus, May Camarena, Jefferson Parson, Kate Burkhardt, Tammy Gallagher, Lewis Severson, and Rick Arto, with a special recorded appearance by local filmmaker Mig Windows as a projection of the Moon.
“Blood Wedding” is directed by Richard A. Heller, the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre Convivio. It opens on November 1, with a preview performance on Halloween night. It runs for three weekends, Thursday-Saturdays at 8pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets will be 15 dollars for general admission, 12 for seniors and 10 for students. They can be purchased through brownpapertickets.com or at the door.
On Halloween night’s preview performance, tickets will be half off for those who arrive at the door in costume. On November 1, a memorial respecting those who have passed will be set up at the back of the house in honor of Día de Muertos, facilitated by cast member Ana Luisa Witt. bring a candle for the altar and get $2 off admission at the door.
For more information and discounts, visit www.theatreconvivio.com, visit Convivio’s Facebook page, or call 541-415-0394.