The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden

I was thinking of watching the magic show that’s part of the Winter
City festival, but it rained all day today. Gloomy skies and cold
winds are really not fun! I headed out anyway to watch a
pay-what-you-can show at a theater on campus: Federico Garcia Lorca’s
“The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden.”

It is a story of a love so strong that it ends in death, a favorite
theme of playwrights (and pretty much everyone else) carried off with
a touch of comedy. I figured out how it was going to end halfway
through, and cried a bit even before the actors played it out.
Yes, I’m such a softie.

Good experience. I should keep my eyes open for other plays.

  • I saw the play in opera form today at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The story reminded me of a Comparative Literatture class “Eros and Thanatos” which was about physical love and death are connected. The aging man found love and finally consummated it with his death.