Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Love triangle turns out bad in university production of Blood Wedding

The Little Theatre - 11/20/11 - 11/20/11

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590


Student actors at Texas A&M University-Kingsville will perform the Federico García Lorca play Blood Wedding (Bodas de Sangre) in three performances. The play will be performed in the Little Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16 and Friday Nov. 18; and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20. Admission is $5.

Because of adult themes, the play would receive a PG-13 rating by movie standards. This is one of the three tragedies written by García Lorca. Dr. Patrick Faherty, associate professor in the department of art, communications and theatre arts, directs this production.

 In this play, only one character has a name, Leonardo, while the rest are merely identified by what role they portray. The Bride and Groom are getting married. However, Leonardo, although married himself, is in love with Bride. Despite a feud between the two families, Leonardo and Bride run away together and tragedy transpires.

Bride is played by Desireé Putman of Taft. She is a senior psychology major. Her previous performances include the role of Patti Anne in Daughters. Marcus Perez of Bishop plays Groom. He is a junior English/communications major. He has appeared in Bethlehem, Boxcar and Dead Man’s Cellphone. Leonardo is played by Danny Cantú, a freshman from Santa Rosa. He is theatre arts major. He has appeared in The Wizard of Oz and The Who’s Tommy.

Mother is portrayed by Megan Saenz, a sophomore theatre arts major from Alice. She also has appeared in Babe Ventura, Tartuffe, Baby with the Bathwater, Bethlehem and Reindeer Monologues. Vanessa L. Valdez, a junior from Coppell, plays the part of Leonardo’s Wife. She is a communication sciences and disorders major.  Her previous acting experience includes Once upon a Mattress.

Alyssa M. Gonzalez, a sophomore from Alice, plays the part of Servant Woman. She was previously in The Who’s Tommy and The Wizard of Oz. Neighbor Woman is played by Amelia Saenz, a junior from Rio Grande City. She is a communication sciences and disorders major. Moon is played by Sasha Maldonado, a junior fashion and interiors merchandising major from Laredo. She was lighting director for The Who’s Tommy. Anya Peña plays the part of Mother-in-Law. She is a freshman English/theatre arts major from Brookshire.

Freshman Sara Rose Vera plays Young Girl. She is a communications major from Corpus Christi. The parts of Death and Beggar Woman are played by Michelle Flores, a junior theatre arts major from Alice. She has previously been in several university performances including Daughters, Savage in Limbo, I Hate Hamlet, Mama Drama, Little Shop of Horrors and Bethlehem.  Bride’s Father is played by Myles Martinez, a junior theatre arts major from San Antonio. He has been in The Great Cross Country Race, Boxcar and I Hate Hamlet. Jalen Gonzales plays Young Man. He is a freshman theatre arts major from Woodsboro. He was assistant prop master for Bethlehem.

The Woodcutters are played by Aaron Adame, Benito Letigo Jr. and Fernando Mercado. Adame is a junior theatre arts major from Corpus Christi who has been in Godspell, Las Cartas, Once upon a Mattress and The Who’s Tommy. Letigo is a junior communications/theatre arts major from Progreso. He has been in The Who’s Tommy, was part of the technical crew for The Wizard of Oz and was assistant stage manager for Bethlehem. Mercado is a freshman theatre arts major from Mission.

 The stage manager for the production is Vanessa Jurado, a junior theatre arts major from Eagle Pass. She has performed in Sylvia and The Who’s Tommy and been part of the crew for Boxcar, Las Cartas, Wizard of Oz and Bethlehem.

For more information, call 361-593-3401.


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