Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding

When a young bride-to-be receives a visit from a former paramour on her wedding day, a family blood feud threatens the celebration and sparks a deadly dance of love and deception, family and revenge, beauty and betrayal. Lorca – one of Spain’s most revered and controversial dramatists – dared to pen a seductive tale of passion and vendetta in a rural Spanish community, one that speaks to any heart longing for true connection. Lookingglass celebrates Lorca’s revolutionary theatrical vision and this bold and timeless work in an immersive experience lush with music, movement, and poetic storytelling.

Reflect Post-Show Panel Discussions
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Panel Discussions take place directly following the 2:00 pm matinee on select days at Lookingglass Theatre. Reflect panel discussions are free and open to the public. Seating is subject to availability.

  • Sunday, March 20: Sex, Repression, and the Makings of Great Art
  • Sunday, March 27:  With Guitars on Their Backs and Strings Beneath Their Fingers
  • Sunday, April 3: Lorca’s Poems and Plays in Dialogue (in partnership with the Poetry Foundation)
  • Sunday, April 10: Theatre in Rural and Urban Life
  • Sunday, April 17: Behind the Scenes

Accessible Performances

Audio Description/Touch Tour
Thursday, April 7, 2016 7:30PM

Each main stage production features one performance with audio description. This service allows patrons with vision loss to hear a verbal description of the design elements, actor movements, and other elements not conveyed through sound.

Open Captioning
Thursday, March 31, 2016, 7:30pm

At captioned performances, text is displayed in line-of-sight on an electronic LED board showing what the actors are saying and other sound effects on stage.


Written By Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata
Directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling


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Begins March 2, 2016

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Run Time 2 hours, including 2 intermissions

Performance Times 

Wednesday – Sunday*          7:30PM
Thursday*, Saturday, Sunday    2 PM
*Thursday matinees and Sunday evening performances alternate.

Groups of 8 or more save up to 20%. Email or call 773.477.9257 x125 for details.

Production Sponsors
The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation
The Pauls Foundation

Producer’s Circle
John McGowan and Dave Robbins

Opening Night Sponsor