The Love Of Don Perlimplin And Belisa In The Garden

A production by Theatre Group

Written by Federico Garcia Lorca

**Love, love that here lies wounded

..** ...An erotic lace-paper valentine in four scenes...

Don Perlimplin and Belisa are wed, their marriage arranged respectively by servant and Mother. Despite Perlimplin being many years older than Belisa, they grow fond of each, and their wedding night seems to mark the beginning of a happy relationship. On the very same wedding night however, young Belisa betrays Perlimplin and sleeps with five men from the five races of the earth. As Perlimplin learns of her betrayal and confronts her, Belisa falls in love with a mysterious man dressed in a red cape. The three of them are brought dramatically together in a garden of cypresses and orange trees in the final scene of the play.

\"Love, love that here lies wounded...\"

The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden is a comic farce that descends rapidly into tragedy. Several classic themes run through the play, chiefly love, or more accurately the self-destructive nature of intense love. Elegantly and efficiently written over few pages, the play is an erotically charged blend of the dramatic and poetic - regarded by Lorca as his best work.

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Performance dates

  • Thursday, 13th January 2005 at 7:30pm
  • Friday, 14th January 2005 at 7:30pm
  • Saturday, 15th January 2005 at 7:30pm

The Annex

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A society to improve theatrical skills through workshops; original writing; producing; directing; and acting. We aim to celebrate creativity in all mediums of drama and to provide all society members with a fun, inclusive environment to further their individual skill sets and to form a community with a love of theatre.