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Olives and Blood: A Play by Michael Bradford

Thursday, October 2, 2014
7:30pm – 9:30pm

Storrs Campus
Nafe Katter Theatre

It is said in Spain that the dead are more alive than the day they were born. So it is for the presumed murderer of Federico Garcia Lorca, Juan Luis Trescante Medina. 60 years after Lorca’s unsolved death, the aging fascist, Trescante, fights to hold onto the myth of an execution that has defined his life but failed to silence the great poet. In Spain, sixty years is little more than a breath, and a reckoning is all but inevitable. Directed by Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor, Gary M. English, this new play by UConn Associate Professor Michael Bradford investigates the repression of the artist in times of political upheaval, and the power of a poetic voice that resonates beyond the confines of the flesh.

Olives & Blood premiere run will be staged on the Nafe Katter Stage October 2nd through October 12th. For ticket information please call (860) 486-2113 and to purchase tickets online visit For specific show dates and performance times visit


Matthew Pugliese,

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (primary), Dramatic Arts, Human Rights Institute, UConn Master Calendar

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