Northwestern University

Apr
21
Fri 8:00 PM

Fuente Ovejuna

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When: Friday, April 21, 2017
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM  

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Ethel M. Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Cost: Adult $25
Seniors (62+) $22
Area Educator $22
NU Faculty/Staff $20
Full-Time Student $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door

Contact: Wirtz Center Box Office   847.491.7282

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts

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Description:

In the midst of a dynastic power struggle for the crown of Castile, military commander Fernán Gómez returns victorious from battle to the small rural town of Fuente Ovejuna, where his acts of violence soon extend beyond the battlefield. The villagers repeatedly endure the Commander’s violation of their honor, until one day he goes too far – kidnapping the mayor’s daughter, Laurencia, and her fiancé on their wedding day. After making a daring escape, Laurencia galvanizes the town to finally extract their revenge but authorities are swiftly sent in to punish the offenders. In a show of solidarity, the villagers thwart their inquisitors and declare their loyalty to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in this Spanish Golden Age drama that remains a rallying cry for communal courage.

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