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Blood Weddings / Bodas de Sangre ()

Produced by

Aluna Theatre and Modern Times Stage Company

Presented by

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Playwright: Federico García Lorca
Translator: Langston Hughes
Adapter: Melia Bensussen
Director: Soheil Parsa


The Alexander Street Chamber Theatre


March 4th, 2017 – March 19th, 2017


A family vendetta comes to a boil when a bride-to-be runs away with the son of the enemy. This 20th century masterpiece is a powerful and poetic metaphor for the oppressive forces that corrupt our ability to love freely.

This story of ill-fated romance serves as the backdrop for a poetic exploration of the conflict between individual desires and social conventions. It pits primal desire against the weight of history, and holds up love as the most powerful and unstoppable force we can harness. (


Lara Arabian Mother In Law / Woodcutter
Steven Bush Father
Sochi Fried Wife / Moon
Carlos González-Vio Leonardo
Mina James Maiden / Woodcutter / Child / Ensemble
Derek Kwan Boy
Jani Lauzon Neighbour / Servant
Sebastian Marziali Youth / Ensemble
Carla Melo Death / Beggar / Maiden
Beatriz Pizano Mother
Chiamaka G. Ugwu Woodcutter / Maiden / Ensemble
Bahareh Yaraghi Girl

Creative Team

Federico García Lorca Playwright
Langston Hughes Translator
Melia Bensussen Adapter
Soheil Parsa Director
Soheil Parsa Choreographer
Trevor Schwellnus Scenographer
Sebastian Marziali Assistant Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Composer
Angela Thomas Costume Designer
Amanda Wong Costume Design Assistant


Erika Morey Stage Manager
Charissa Wilcox Production Manager
Barbara Starr Costume Builder
Mia Louie Costume Builder
Matt Armour Crew
Suzie Balogh Crew
David Costello Crew
Verne Good Crew
Shane McKinnon Crew
Amber Pattison Crew
Adrien Whan Crew
Diana Lopez Soto Scenic Painter
Melanie Santos Backstage / Production Support
Victoria Mata Movement Consultant
Gia Nahmens Head of Administration
Margarita Valderrama Spanish Language Outreach
Paulie McDermid Literary Consultant
Sue Balint Graphic Designer
Sue Balint Marketing


Suzie Balogh Chamber Technician