SM East theatre department to debut ‘Blood Wedding’ Thursday

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SM East’s fall play offers plenty of seasonally appropriate aesthetics for the week following Halloween.

With haunting visuals and dramatic themes of repression and revenge, Blood Wedding is sure to give audiences chills and provoke plenty of thought.

First performed in the 1930s, Blood Wedding is author Federico García Lorca’s take on the true story of a woman whose choice to run away with her ex-fiance the day of her wedding exacerbates a blood feud between two families.

“Tom [DeFeo] and I chose this because it’s a challenge for both acting and tech,” said theatre director Brian Cappello. “Our kids always rise to the challenge. Also, we always try and do something that provides an educational challenge where kids can explore a different theatrical style.”

Cappello said the student technical crew had produced several really impressive visual effects for the play.

“My favorite parts of the production are when the character of the moon appears, and also when the angel of death spreads her wings,” Cappello said. “The tech crews really did an outstanding job with the effects on those scenes.”

The play will run Thursday through Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Dan Zollars Auditorium at SM East. Tickets cost $7 or are free with a SM East ID.

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