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Fuenteovejuna, or Like Sheep to Water…

Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio, translated by Curt Columbus
Full Length, DPS Classic
14 men, 5 women (doubling, flexible casting)
Total Cast: 19, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 978-0-8222-3829-4


FEE: $105 per performance.
THE STORY: The year is 1476. Famine and unrest haunt the countryside. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand have joined their kingdoms to become the newly unified country of Spain. But the forces of King Alfonso of Portugal are threatening their new nation. Now, the Order of the Knights of Calatrava is questioning its allegiance to the new king and queen, bringing the young country to the brink of civil war…
“[FUENTEOVEJUNA] reminds us that we have the power to stand up to evil, even when we seemingly have little with which to fight.” —The Sun Chronicle (Attleboro, MA). “Violent and humorous, [FUENTEOVEJUNA] is the best kind of theater…this Shakespeare-era play has been cut up and added to with considerable grace by...Columbus…it is so well done, so true to the way the world turns, that anyone who loves theater ought to see it.” —Rhode Island Public Radio. “[FUENTEOVEJUNA] keep[s] the audience on its toes with fast-paced, engaging dialogue, thanks…to Curt Columbus’ new translation…” —