Dates and Times
Sun 29 - Mon 30 March 2020 at 7pm (+ 3pm Sunday Matinee)
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Presented by UCL European Theatre Project
Yerma is an original adaptation after Federico Garcia Lorca’s play, that tells the story of a woman struggling with infertility in a contemporary setting.
Yerma, an illustrator for children’s books, slowly comes to terms with her situation through a series of short encounters with her family, her friends, and her husband, Juan. She undergoes several cycles of IVF treatment, but to no avail, and as the years pass, Yerma must accept the reality of potentially never having the chance to carry her own child.
Desperate and increasingly agitated, Yerma embodies the internal battles between desires and conventions and modern-day attitudes toward infertility. This is a multimedia production including projections, poetry and songs and the inclusion of a poignant and powerful monologue by Jessica Hepburn, one of the UK’s leading patient voices of fertility, infertility, the science of making babies and the modern family.
Supported by the Dean of Faculty, Stella Bruzzi, and the Director of the European School of Language, Culture, Society at UCL.
The 3pm performance on Sunday will be followed by a Q&A with Jessica Hepburn, a UK leading patient voices on fertility, infertility and science of making babies and modern families.
About the company
The European theatre project (UCL) started in 2018 with students of the European school. Our intention is to explore current issues through the adaptation of classic, modern and contemporary European plays.