Learning Outside the Classroom

On Saturday evening, October 11th members of MacDuffie’s upcoming production of Blood Wedding (by Federico Garcia Lorca) and students from Ms. Benedict’s acting class traveled to the Nafe Katter Theatre on the University of Connecticut campus so see a performance of Olives and Blood.

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This play explored the life and death (presumed execution actually – although the murder is unsolved) of the famed Spanish playwright and poet, Federico Garcia Lorca.

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The resounding theme of the play is, “It is said in Spain that the dead are more alive than the day they were born.”

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Directed by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Gary M. English, and written by UConn Associate Professor Michael Bradford Olives and Blood made a haunting impact on the MacDuffie students who were awed by the set, implored by the music, and enraptured by the acting performance given by the cast.