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See Bodas de Sangre in its Original Spanish Text December 1-3 at Santa Ana College

​Santa Ana, Calif. – Santa Ana College’s Fine and Performing Arts Department will perform the passionate tale of two families intricately bound in an unbreakable cycle of murder and revenge in Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding) December 1-3.

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca in 1932 and directed by SAC assistant professor of theatre arts Amberly Chamberlain, Bodas de Sangre is a beautifully crafted story of a death-bound love triangle that fuels the characters’ intensity and propels the story to its unstoppable tragic conclusion.

“Though some might consider Bodas de Sangre a dated piece, the subject matter is one that remains relevant today and garners much attention,” said Chamberlain.

By exploring themes including the cycle of life, progression of time, fate, choice, deception and nature, the story, according to Chamberlain, “contains the facets of life that we expect and want to see in a captivating drama.”

Who: Santa Ana College Theatre Department

What: Bodas de Sangre

Where: Phillips Hall Black Box Theatre, on the campus of Santa Ana College at 17th and Bristol Street in Santa Ana

When: Friday-Saturday, December 1-2 at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: $10, available at

Parking: Parking is available in Lot 6 off Bristol Street. A parking permit ($2) can be purchased at one of two permit dispensers located in the lot.

The drama will be performed in its original Spanish text, a decision Chamberlain, who herself is not a Spanish speaker, said was due to the bilingual talents of her students.

“I had the original intention to present the play with two casts, one in English and one in Spanish,” she said. “At auditions, it became clear to me that something was lost, as it usually is, in the translation, and that something even more profound resonated deeply within my actors as they spoke and reconnected with the Spanish language, the first language most of them were taught.”

Since its inception, Bodas de Sangre has been translated into various languages and presented as an opera, full-length interpretive Flamenco dance movement, film and novella, among other artistic interpretations.

 Madre ~ Jacqueline Aguilar (Santa Ana)
Novio ~ Sergio Gamez (Orange)
Vecina ~ Giovanna Clark (Santa Ana)
Niños ~ Ian Clark, Gabriella Clark (Santa Ana)
Mujer ~ Beatriz Garduno (Santa Ana)
Suegra ~ Daisy Tornel (Santa Ana)
Leonardo ~ Jose Orozco (Fullerton)
Muchacha ~ Brianna Acuna (Irvine)
Novia ~ Charisma Carrillo (Santa Ana)
Criada ~ Jacqueline Castaneda (Fullerton)
Padre ~ Daniel Martinez (Santa Ana)
Aldeanas ~ Megan Gallagher (Corona), Daisy Neri (Anaheim), Roxana Martinez (Santa Ana)
Aldeanos ~ Pedro Garcia (Santa Ana), Atzin Farias (Santa Ana), Kiran Gonse (Santa Ana), Dominique Collins (Santa Ana), Alvi Rahman (Anaheim), Jonathan Werner (Fullerton)
Árboles ~ Dominique Collins, Alvi Rahman, Jonathan Werner
Luna ~ Amanda Kay (Santa Ana)
Mendigo ~ Marco Garcia (Santa Ana)

About Santa Ana College
Santa Ana College (SAC), which turned 100 years old in 2015, serves about 18,000 students each semester at its main campus in Santa Ana. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions, provides invaluable workforce training, and customized training for business and industry. In addition, another 11,000 students are served through the college’s School of Continuing Education located at Centennial Education Center. Ranked as one of the nation’s top two-year colleges awarding associate degrees to Latino and Asian students, the college is also recognized throughout the state for its comprehensive workforce training programs for nurses, firefighters, law enforcement and other medical personnel. SAC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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Contact: Judy Iannaccone

Phone: (714) 480-7503