The House of Bernadette Alba

Pure Carbon is proud to present

Experiment #4: The House of Bernadette Alba

The House of Bernadette Alba was performed from June 11 – 13, 2015 at The Box Toronto.


Based on the House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca
Directed by Alexander Kentris and Katy Murphy
Featuring Kristin Boivin, Dorcas Chiu, Erin Eldershaw, Renée Haché,
Brittany Rae Robinson and Meara Tubman-Broeren
Lighting Design by Chin Palipane
To meet the cast and crew, click here.

Lorca + The Virgin Suicides + Lana del Rey

Summer 1971. A small town in Quebec at the height of Francophone/Anglophone tension in Canada. Bernadette Alba’s husband Anthony has just died, leaving her a widow and  to care for her five young daughters alone. Plunging her family into a state of intense mourning, Bernadette rules her daughters with an iron fist, forcing them to follow a strict moral code of propriety and religious fervour. But teenage girls are a force to reckoned with, and as the summer progresses tensions in the Alba household simmer to a boiling point.

What’s an Experiment?

The House of Bernadette Alba is the fourth project in a series of live performance events we call “experiments”. These are short, radical reinterpretations of classic texts that are put on with minimal rehearsal, expense and no frills production values. It is an opportunity for us to collaborate with new artists, hone our skills, and gives us an opportunity to get our name out into the wider artistic community.