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Art Center features ‘House of Bernarda Alba’

May 4, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

The House of Bernarda Alba will be presented by the Sidney, Bernie Davis Art Center under the direction of Annette Trossbach for the Center's Laboratory Theater of Florida in downtown Fort Myers.

Bernarda Alaplays May 6-8; 13, 14, and 15 at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center at 22301 First St., in the downtown River district.

After the death of her second husband, Bernarda Alba, a dominating woman, imposes a period of mourning on her household to last eight years, as has been traditional in her family. Bernarda has five daughters, aged between 20 and 39, whom she has shielded and controlled to an excessive degree and prohibited from any form of relationship.

The mourning period further isolates the daughters, and tension mounts within the household.The play explores themes of repression, passion, and conformity, and inspects the effects of men upon women.

The performance time is 8 p.m. and ticketsare $20 each and can be purchased by calling the SBDAC box office at 239-333-1933 or visiting online t:

Groups of 10 or more coming from area high schools may see the show at a special rate on any of the three Thursdays for just $5 per person. Shows with specially discountedrates for schools are on Thursday, May 6, and May 13. Teachers or chaperones organizing trips to see the show may call the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center, 2301 First Street, Fort Myers, at 239-333-1933 for more information or visit



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