Federico García Lorca’s aching portrait of one woman’s longing to have a child finds fresh expression in Melinda Lopez’s adaptation. Consumed by her dream of motherhood, Yerma defies her husband and confronts her community. In this darkly poetic fable, Yerma’s obsessive desire propels her into a collision with the universe that is urgent and terrible in scope.



Melinda Lopez’s superb new translation of Yerma makes the language of the play approachable, even conversational, without losing the beauty of Lorca’s poetry.The Arts Fuse

Production History

Huntington Theatre Company, Boston MA — May 31-June 30, 2019. Directed by Melia Bensussen