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Yerma
  • Location: Theatre Y
  • Address: 4546 N Western Ave., Chicago, IL 60625
  • Dates: October 27, 2017 - December 10, 2017
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Price: $15 - 25
  • The second of Lorca’s three rural tragedies, Yerma is the story of a woman driven to extremes by her desperate desire to have a child. Trapped in a passionless marriage with a husband who shows no interest in having children, her maternal longing becomes an obsession. Like much of Lorca’s other work, the play casts a critical eye upon what he called “the grotesque treatment of women” and the repression of female sexual desire.

    In director Max Truax's production, the barrenness of Yerma’s marriage reduces her home to a prison, under the controlling force of the male gaze, personified by an ever-present male chorus. This is the "tragic poem" of a woman stretched between the burden of her family's honor and an all-consuming appetite she can't name or hold. With much of Lorca’s poems performed as songs with original music by Nicholas Tonozzi, Theatre Y’s new immersive staging unearths the agony and anguish that propel Yerma toward her tragic fate.

Yerma
  • Location: Theatre Y
  • Address: 4546 N Western Ave.
  • October 27, 2017 - December 10, 2017
  • Theatre Y
  • $15 - 25
  • Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday