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Yerma is the first theatre-department-sponsored production since the beginning of the pandemic. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Wolfson.)

Theatre dept.’s Yerma explores femininity, reproduction, gender

November 10, 2021
A tragic exploration of reproduction and the societal pressures of heterosexual relationships is reviving the theatre department’s in-person productions. Yerma, which premieres Nov. 11 and runs until Nov. 14, will be the first in-person theatre department show since 2020.  Yerma, written by poet-playwright Federico García Lorca in 1934, tells the story of a childless wife in rural Spain grappling with pressures surrounding reproduction and gender roles in relation to her husband. The play critiques societies that deny women the ability to choose their life paths — or judge them for their choices. 
With lifted COVID-19 restrictions, Cap & Bells is now able to rehearse in person.

Cap & Bells revives in-person shows with Weekend of Theatre

October 26, 2021
Cap & Bells, the College’s student-run theatre group, is returning live, student-run theatre to the College this weekend with three short plays: Ferris Wheel, Argh!, and It’s a Terrible Day to be Me.
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