Banned in España

Jenny Brock, Amy Forth in <i>Blood Wedding</i>: Franco was not pleased.

Jenny Brock, Amy Forth in Blood Wedding: Franco was not pleased.

Blood Wedding—a modern tragedy by playwright Federico Garcia Lorca—gets a rare local presentation at California State University, Sacramento, over the next two weekends. Blood Wedding tells the story of a bride who runs off with her lover on her wedding night, set against a family feud in rural Spain. The playwright wrote it in 1933, but Spain’s increasingly powerful military leaders were displeased. Lorca’s plays were suppressed in Spain for many years, but he’s now regarded as a great dramatist. Blood Wedding plays 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday in the University Theatre in Shasta Hall on the CSUS campus. Call 278-4323 for info. $7-$12. Through November 11.