Spanish director presents Wednesday an Egyptianised Blood Wedding by Lorca

Dahlia Ferrer, Saturday 29 Oct 2011

The Goumhoureya Theatre hosts the opening of Blood Wedding, by Spanish playwright, Frederico Garcia Lorca, adapted for Egypt by Marco Magoa

Blood Wedding, adapted for Egypt
Bodas de Gloria (Blood Wedding)

Spanish actor and director, Marco Magoa, has been working for a year on an adaptation of the play Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) by renowned author and poet, Frederico Garcia Lorca in 1932.

The conflict in the play centres on a wedding in a small town and the struggle between traditions, family rules and passion.

After a relationship didn't work out in their teens, a man (Leonardo) and a woman (known as Bride) still cannot let go of their love for each other. Many revelations in the play revolve around destiny; which mysteriously moves and leaves impressions on each life.

Despite the fact that Leonardo is married with child and the Bride is... well... getting married to different promising chap, they run away together.

A family feud complicates things, in a time where feuds were still not uncommonly complicating things in Spain.

Although Lorca set the play in Spain, because of the universality of the topics this adaptation translates the action to an Egyptian setting.

Magoa presents this project with cooperation of the 6th of October University and under the Spanish Embassy, who have decided to hold the play free of charge for the audience.


Wednesday 2 November, 8pm
Thursday 3 November, 8pm
Goumhoreya Theatre
12 Al-Gomhouria St., Abdin, across from Abdin Palace

Saturday 5 November, 8pm
Rawabet Theatre
3 Hussein El Me'amar Street, ext. of Mahmoud Basiouny Street, from Talaat Harb Square downtown

Free entrance

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