SEPTEMBER 23 - 26, 2021

Doña Rosita the Spinster at the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival

Doña Rosita the Spinster

by Federico García Lorca

Rosita maintains a young girl’s trusting heart for 25 years in the great Spanish poet/playwright Federico García Lorca's tender play with songs and music.
directed by David Kaplan

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas


This show was presented Sept 27-30, 2018
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Beginning in the 1890s, Rosita waits in her rose garden for her fiancé to return, while her friends grow older and the world moves on into the era of automobiles and dirigibles.

The passage of time has consequences, hope brings beauty and pain. If ever there was a play most like Tennessee Williams but written by somebody else, this is it.

Doña Rosita the Spinster is directed by Festival Curator David Kaplan. In keeping with the childlike faith of Rosita and her family, the Festival production is cast with a talented ensemble of children and adults. Songs and dances turn the Wharf House at the Provincetown Marina into Andalucía, backed by a harpist and a guitarist playing classical Spanish music.

The production is a collaboration with Atkins Middle School of Lubbock, Texas, in association with Texas Tech University’s School of Theatre and Dance. Doña Rosita is Texas Tech’s third time producing for the Festival. Festival audiences will remember the “outrage for the stage” Kirche Küche Kinder (2016) and that Slapstick Tragedy The Gnädiges Fräulein (2017). Doña Rosita provides something very different: heart-on-the sleeve hope.

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