In the wake of its recent Actor Boy success where Ruined, directed by School of Drama director Eugene Williams, garnered eight nominations for the prestigious awards, the institution tackles Federico García Lorca's Blood Wedding (Bodas De Sangre), a classic Spanish tragedy of love and betrayal.
The acclaimed stage play, written by Lorca in 1932, is being remounted by a cast of talented Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts (EMC) students under the guidance of director Robert 'Bobby' Clarke of National Pantomime fame (Janga Rock, 1996; Miss Annie, 2002).
Blood Wedding was inspired by a crime of passion which took place in 1928 in the farming village of Níjar, Spain.
Lorca's dramatic retelling details the tragic end to a love triangle among a young engaged couple, simply referred to as the Bride and Bridegroom, and Leonardo, a married farmer and secret lover of the Bride.
The play, which began on Friday, includes the likes of Anique Herbert and Ricardo McFarlane, who portray the ill-fated young couple, while Leonardo, the Bridegroom's usurper, is portrayed by Oneil Dacres.
Despite being of Spanish origin, the play deals with universal themes of love, passion, deception and death which have all become topics of discussion in Jamaica, given the spate of crimes of passion in recent times.
The show has its final weekend beginning Friday.
Friday and Saturday's shows start at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's shows start at 6 p.m.
Due to strong content, the play is recommended for mature audiences with parental discretion advised for children under the age of 13.
Tickets cost $800 with group and house rates available.
The School of Drama can be contacted at 968-0028 if additional information is required.