Folk Tragedy

Blood Wedding

January 27 - February 12, 2023

Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre (General Admission)

Blood Wedding is a gripping tragedy set in semi-mythical rural Spain from Federico García Lorca. Inspired by a true story and first performed in 1933, this is a classic play that deserves our attention. Two families in rural Spain are intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge. Violent and long-standing community tensions re-emerge when one mother learns her son – The Groom – is due to marry an ex-lover of the hot-blooded Leonardo Felix, who later steals The Bride away from the wedding celebrations. An entire town goes after the lovers in the middle of the night where pursuers and pursued plunge into a realm of deep darkness where the moonlight is not friendly and the forest not shelter enough. Lorca’s image-laden poetry unfolds the story with the fire and power characteristic of his work and the fateful resonance that marked his own tragically short life.

By Federico García Lorca, translated by Lillian Groag

Directed by Rachel Klem

Blood Wedding is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

Click here to access the Blood Wedding program!

Masks are optional but encouraged for indoor performances. RLT’s COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.

Community Conversation with Dr. Jordi Marí | February 8 at 5:30 p.m.

Join us virtually on Wednesday, February 8, for a conversation about Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding! Heather Strickland (RLT’s Executive Director) will be speaking with Rachel Klem (Director), Carol Machuca (“Death”) and Dr. Jordi Marí, Professor of Hispanic Studies & Film Studies at NC State University. Tune in on Facebook Live!

Heather Strickland, Rachel Klem, Carol Machuca, Dr. Jordi Marí


Special thanks to our Blood Wedding show sponsors, in situ studio and Kurtz & Blum.

Ticket Information

Tickets on sale now!

Runtime is approximately 2 hours, including one 15 minute intermission.

Show Times:

  • Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00pm

Single ticket prices, excluding tax and fees:

  • Adult: $27
  • Senior/Student: $23

Seniors are age 62 and up. Students are through college.

Masks are optional but encouraged for indoor performances. RLT’s COVID safety guidelines are subject to change.

Cast List

Deb Teitelbaum
Chase Condrone
Denise Sepic
Simon Kaplan
Aysia Slade
Debbie Litwak-Kling
Daniel C-M Ryder
Mary Elizabeth Baumgarten
Mother in Law
Ruthie Martinez
Beggar Woman/Death
Carol Machuca
Zoe Barham
Brynna Rosenberg
Savannah Lange
Danielle Santos
Skye Pham
Jarred Pearce
Michael Bradley Lamont
Ariel Penland

Accessibility Information

  • All performances are wheelchair accessible.

  • Assistive listening devices are available for all performances.

  • Audio description for those with visual disabilities. The Sunday, February 5, performance at 3:00pm will be described.