The El Paso Playhouse will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with the 82-year old Spanish renowned drama, Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre) by Federico Garcia Lorca.

As the El Paso Playhouse enters its 52nd season this year, Blood Wedding will be performed in both English and Spanish to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. The same cast which is made up of local teachers, UTEP & EPCC students, will perform the drama in Spanish every Thursday in September (10, 17 & on Sunday the 20th). The production will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. in English.

Ticket Prices:

  • $10 for general admission, $8 seniors (62+), $7 students and military, and groups of ten or more are $7 each.
  • Tickets are available through holdmyticket.com
  • A special wedding package is available and includes two tickets (1 English night/1 Spanish night) during the run of Blood Wedding for $15.
  • Schools that show up with 5 students or more can purchase tickets for only $5 per person.
  • Reservations are available by calling (915) 532-1317

Showtimes:

Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

The El Paso Playhouse description of Blood Wedding (Boda de Sangre):

Two families in a semi-mythical rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. The death-bound love triangle at the center of the play fuels these passions to a fever pitch and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion. An arranged country marriage between the children of rich landowners is about to take place. A past lover, himself in a loveless marriage, cannot allow the wedding to take place and spirits the bride away, who goes with him willingly on her wedding night. An entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Lorca's image-laden poetry unfolds the story with the fire and power characteristic of his work and the fateful resonance that marked his own tragically short life.