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Iron Lady clad in lace lets rip with histrionics

Glen Goei corrals a stellar cast for House of Bernarda Alba, writes CHEAH UI-HOON

SPANISH playwright Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba is that classic epic play with larger-than-life characters, where a country and a community's problems at large are encapsulated and shrunk into one long domestic scene. Put on by Wild Rice Theatre, the issues presented in The House were in turn dramatised to the hilt for that hyper-realism factor.

Directed by Glen Goei, every component of the production was carefully and aesthetically staged for the whole packaged experience. From the costumes to lighting and stage design, and the chorus and their choreographed movements, not to mention the strong female cast - the whole production swept one up with its "stage noir" feel.

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