A Little Bit About

This stupid house filled with good memories and every single disappointment.

It’s summer in Flatbush and the Abellard sisters are in the heat of mourning their father, their neighborhood, and what they thought they knew about their lives. Flames in the forms of desire, longing, and family secrets slowly burn in their mother’s house, where it seems there is no one to cool it in this play inspired by Federico García Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba and Sylvia Wynter’s The House and Land of Mrs. Alba, with poetic and literary cues from Kamau Braithwaite, Louise Glück, Mary Ruefle, Toni Morrison, and more.

An exploration of private and public grief, Bernarda’s Daughters is a play that asks when, where, what, and who do we mourn.