• Kevin Broccoli

Epic Begins 2019 with iconic Bernarda alba

In the great tradition of innovative and inspiring Epic productions of classics such as "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "The Little Foxes," Epic Theatre Company is beginning a brand new year with a fresh look at an undisputed masterpiece--Federico García Lorca's "The House of Bernarda Alba" in an acclaimed new adaptation by Emily Mann, with direction by Carol Schlink, and featuring Michelle L. Walker as Bernarda.


“Bernarda has been on our collective wish list for awhile,” says Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, “Finding this brilliant new look at the play by Emily Mann really sealed the deal for us.  We’re committed to bringing classical work to the stage that’s sometimes overlooked, and this is a play that should be done as often as Shakespeare.  Bernarda is one of the great, tragic theatrical heroines, and we’re so excited to see it brought to life by this incredible all-female cast and with the brilliant Carol Schlink making her Epic directorial debut.”


The play takes place in a small village right after the death of Bernarda’s husband.  After the funeral, Bernarda announces to her five daughters that they will mourn for eight years in total solitude.  Little does she know that a man from town has captured the hearts of more than one of her daughters, and the resulting passion in the face of oppression leads to an unforgettable climax that will change Bernarda’s family forever.


“The House of Bernarda Alba” runs January 11th – 26th at Theatre 82, located at 82 Rolfe Square in Cranston, Rhode Island.


For tickets, go to http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html.


By Federico García Lorca

Adapted by Emily Mann

Directed by Carol Schlink


Laura Ash

Paula Faber

Alexis Ingram

Sonya Joyner

Ricci Mann

Becky Minard

Shannon Rose Ott

Catia Ramos

Marina Tejada

Michelle L. Walker

Stage Manager:  Theodore D’Atri

Epic Technical Director:  Alexander Sprague

Epic General Manager:  Megan Ruggiero

Epic Operations Manager:  Kerry Giorgi

Epic Production Manager:  Peggy Becker

Epic Artistic Associate:  Melanie Stone

Poster Design:  Elena Semenkova

Young Audiences Development:  Angelique Dina

Epic Photographer:  Dave Cantelli


Friday, January 11th @ 8pm

Saturday, January 12th @ 8pm

Thursday, January 17th @ 8pm

Friday, January 18th @ 8pm

Saturday, January 19th @ 8pm

Friday, January 25th @ 8pm

Saturday, January 26th @ 8pm

Tickets:  $General Admission

$15 Seniors, $10 Students

Tickets may be purchased at http://www.artists-exchange.org/events.html

All Performances at Theatre 82, Located at 82 Rolfe Square

In Cranston, Rhode Island

***Epic Theatre Company seeks to bring provocative contemporary work to Rhode Island as well as new perspectives on classical theater. We strive to continue the tradition of "event" theater, where each production has built-in excitement both for the audiences and the artists involved.

****Epic is a proud member of the Rhode Island Theater Alliance (RITA) and is the Resident Theater Company at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI.

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