[Premiere] Federico García Lorca: Blood Wedding

Festival Drama Ensemble

Festival Drama Ensemble presents ‘Blood Wedding’ by Federico García Lorca – premiere, subtitled in English, will be held next Wednesday, August 17 on magical Lokrum island.

The highlight of this year’s drama programme is the first staging of F.G. Lorca’s 1933 cult drama Blood Wedding at the Dubrovnik Summer Festival. The plot of Lorca’s tragedy takes place in a rural environment in the first half of the 20th century, but the piece eludes any kind of temporal determination due to the universality of the story it is based on. The characters are victims of their own passions and inevitability of their wrong choices or tragic destinies. A double curse is upon them: within the confines of their social class, passion remains their only space of freedom, even at the cost of damnation or death.

Blood Wedding is directed by the renowned director Franka Perković Gamulin, known to Dubrovnik audiences for her staging of Tomislav Zajec’s Saved in 2010.

Director: Franka Perković Gamulin

Dramaturge: Goran Ferčec

Text adaptation based on Ivana Gomez’s translation: Franka Perković Gamulin, Goran Ferčec

Set designer: Igor Vasiljev

Costume designer: Doris Kristić

Composer: Mojmir Novaković

Lighting designer: Elvis Butković

Stage movement: Matija Ferlin

Assistant director: Toma Serdarević

Assistant costume designer: Linda Mihaliček

Stage manager: Roko Grbin

Mother: Jadranka Đokić

Fiancée: Lana Meniga

Fiancé: Luka Knez

Mother in law/Beggar Woman: Ksenija Marinković

Leonardo: Nikola Baće

Leonardo’s wife: Iva Kraljević

Fiancée’s father/the Moon: Nikša Butijer

Maid: Tanja Smoje

Choirmaster: Mojmir Novaković

Choir, the Neighbour, Girls, Boys, Woodcutters, wedding guests: Jelica Čučević, Maro Drobnić, Tonći Đurković, Marko Capor, Ivo Letunić, Tajana Martić, Mara Metković, Vanesa Vidaković Natrlin

Photo (c) Marko Ercegović