Yerma tells the story of a woman’s deep desire for love, freedom, and above all, a child. Her desire goes from innocent to desperate, from desperate to obsessive, and from obsessive to maniacal. All the while, everyone in her small town has an opinion of her, from the husband who spurns her to the old woman who might not have Yerma’s best interests at heart. Infused with the eeriness inspired by Lorca’s gypsy poetry, this play explores the connection to the earth and the place where longing can become an act of aggression against nature.

by Federico García Lorca
Translated and Directed by Gisela Cardenas
Rochester University , NY