A powerhouse cast including Candy Bowers (Lilith the Jungle Girl), Peta Brady (SHIT), Julie Forsyth (Endgame), Bessie Holland (Blaque Showgirls), Sue Jones (Minnie and Liraz), Melita Jurisic (John) and Emily Milledge (Joan) will star in Patricia Cornelius’ raw and exhilarating adaptation of Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba when it opens on Thursday 31 May at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio.

Directed by Leticia Cáceres (The Drover’s Wife), this MTC commission takes Lorca’s classic literary tragedy out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia to explore themes of passion, repression and isolation.

With their mining-mogul father dead, the Alba household is in mourning. All four daughters have been called home to pay their respects by their mother, Bernarda, who is truly a force of nature. The future seems wildly uncertain for all but the eldest sister, who has inherited a fortune and is engaged to the local heartthrob. But as tensions rise and tempers flare, will any of them have the power to alter their own destinies?

May 25 – July 7