Plays Directory : Yerma

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Federico Garcia Lorca
  • Overview
    Yerma is a young woman married to a man that is far more interested in farming and providing for her financially, than providing for her physical needs. Yerma wants a child, she yearns for one, and through the course of the play becomes more desperate, and employs more desperate means of having a child, slowly driving herself insane through this desperation. The play looks at the maternal instincts of women and shows a woman prepared to show her sexuality and go after what she wants. The poetry of Lorca is amazing, and although never fully realised through any translation I've read or seen, it still provides imagery that is truly beautiful. The scenes with the washerwomen showing the gossips of the town are very cleverly written and provide stunning visual and audio feasts. Written by Lorca in the backdrop of a Spain in revolution, and Lorca being a man who would go on to fight and die in the Spanish civil war the play has undertones of a voice trying to show that the way things are is not right and he wants change.
    Although the play does have these grand issues in it, what I feel the play is best at is its study of three deeply unhappy individuals. Yerma, her husband Juan, and Victor, the love of Yerma's life that never gains the courage to run away with her. This is what I remember the play for, and I would recommend it for that reason.

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8 known characters

11 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Anna Lumkin
Anna Lumkin
Actor
2020, Mary
Cervantes Theatre
Jordana Mba
Jordana Mba
Actor
2019, Santera´s daughter
Cervantes Theater
Adam Paroussos.
Adam Paroussos.
Sound Designer
2019, Sound Designer
Lauren Budd
Lauren Budd
Actor
2019, Des
Cervantes Theatre
Laura Arnaiz
Laura Arnaiz
Actor
2019, Magdalena
Cervantes Theatre
Stephanie Da Silva
2019, Maria
Annabelle Fernando
Annabelle Fernando
Child Actor
2019, The Pagan Woman
Coco Mbassi
Coco Mbassi
Singer
2019, The Old Woman
Cervantes Theatre in Southwark (London)
Risha Silvera
2019, Yerma
Cervantes Theatre
Jordana Mba
Jordana Mba
Actor
2019, Rosita
Cervantes Theatre
Nansi Nsue
Nansi Nsue
Actor
2019, Yerma
Cervantes Theatre
Toñi Madja
Toñi Madja
Actor
2019, Dolores
Cervantes Theatre
Ricky McFadden
Ricky McFadden
Deputy Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager and Lighting Designer
Marylebone Theatre
Alán Rodriguez
2019, Juan
Cervantes Theatre
Beatrix Newsome
2019, Des
Fuen Vera
Fuen Vera
Actor
2018, Sister in law/U/S Maria
Cervantes Theatre
Ella Saunders
Ella Saunders
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, ASM
The Armoury, New York
Ella Saunders
Ella Saunders
Deputy Stage Manager
2018, ASM
Park Avenue Armory
Joel Naisbitt
Joel Naisbitt
Sound No.1
2018, Sound 1
New York Park Avenue Armory
Tunji Joseph
Tunji Joseph
Actor
2018, John