A House Divided

The last time we left The House of Bernarda Alba — Federico Lorca’s haunting 1936 tragedy about a domineering Spanish mother and her five daughters — one of Bernarda’s offspring was dead after a self-inflicted hanging. The saga lives on, more than 70 years later, in the form of Megan Breen’s My First, My Fist, My Bleeding Seeded Spirit, a revisitation of the Bernarda Alba characters, this time in the form of a murder mystery. Bernarda is found dead in the New Mexico desert, and it’s up to her surviving daughters to put the pieces together while dealing with the news in various, sometimes extreme ways. Expect the theme of sexual repression that was so prevalent in Lorca’s original to finally attain erotic liberation in Breen’s sequel, which is as inspired by Anais Nin as by the source material.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 1 & 5:30 p.m. Starts: Nov. 16. Continues through Dec. 1, 2013