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April 2015 | Wits Theatre

Lorca’s play tells the story of a childless woman living in rural Spain, hence the title of the play Yerma meaning ‘barren’ in Spanish. The story centres on her overwhelming desire to become a mother in a society that measures a woman’s worth by her ability to bear children.

In her obsession for motherhood, she is propelled by both internal and external pressures that eventually drive her to commit a horrific crime.

directed: Rajesh Gopie

written: Federico García Lorca

set: Andrea van der Kuil & Ashleigh Pritchard

costume: Andrea van der Kuil & Ashleigh Pritchard

starring: Didi Khunou & Joe Young

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