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Blood Wedding Recommended

When: Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Continues through Nov. 22 2014
Price: $15
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DANGEROUS RELATIONS

Committed to the "exploration of humanity's forbidden instincts," Bigger Than a Breadbox Theatre Company tackled the subject of incest with a nimble updating of John Ford's 1633 drama 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, moving Ford's unrestrained siblings from the Italian Renaissance to Kennedy-era America. Now, armed with an original score inspired by Dolly Parton at her most plaintive, Breadbox shifts Federico Garcia Lorca's classic Blood Wedding into the deep South. The story — revolving around a longtime family feud, restrained passions, and misguided unions that lead to an orgy of violence — is as inherent to our gothic landscape as it was to Lorca's Spanish countryside. Lorca's language — "That boy will come to a bad end. The blood's no good." — could as easily fuel an Appalachian murder ballad as an Andalusian cante. And so, Breadbox makes Blood Wedding our own, giving us the chance to crawl inside the skin of its moral dilemmas and view ourselves through its eyes.

— Silke Tudor

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