By Federico García Lorca

Yerma tells the passionate and poetic tale of a young married woman as she struggles to become a mother in rural pre-revolutionary Spain. Trapped within the confines of an increasingly loveless marriage and judged by a repressive community, her escalating desperation leads her to an unconventional and reckless course of action. The play was written by the controversial Spanish poet, playwright and director as a critique of his country’s strict moral code.

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Show Dates

November 11-27, 2010
Previews @ 8pm: November 9 & 10
Evenings @ 8pm: November 11, 12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Matinee @ 2pm: November & 27

FREE Pre-Show lecture: Friday, November 12 @ 7 pm
with Dr. Marina Bettaglio from UVic’s department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. This lecture has been recorded. Click below to listen. (31 minutes)

Listen to the pre-show lecture – 

Box Office: Opens October 28, 2009

Box Office: Opens November 2, 2010
Call: 250.721.8000
For ticket prices or subscription opportunities, click here.

Seating Plan: Chief Dan George

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Directed by Warwick Dobson
Set Designer Allan Stichbury
Costume Designers Mary Kerr & Patricia Reilly
Lighting Designer Edwardo Mier                                    
Movement Director Conrad Alexandrowicz
Choreographer Veronica Maguire
Dramaturge/Assistant Director Kate Bessey
Composer & Music Director/Assistant Director Jeffrey Pufahl
Stage Manager Chiara Guizzo


Carol Adamson  Laundress
Mik Byskov          Villager
Dannielle Currie  Neighbour
Genevieve Dale   Young Girl
Hayley Feigs      Pagan Woman
Alysson Hall    Neighbour, Laundress
Kesinee Haney  Yerma
Alberta Holden  Young Girl
Sarah Johnson   Laundress
Sarah Koury       Maria
Angie Lopez      Angel, Sister-in-Law
Jonathan Mason  Villager
Azalea Micketti  Dolores
Graham Miles  Villager
Graeme Nathan    Juan
Gareth Owen  Guitarist
Kale Penny   Villager, Male Mask
Véronique Piercy  Laundress
Alex Plouffe   Victor
Sarah Sabo  Villager, Female Mask
Kayla Sankey   Laundress
Christie Stewart  Sister-in-Law, Angel
Simon Walter  Soldier, Villager
Asia Wolfe     Laundress