Hot-ticket drama ‘Yerma’ screens

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A live record­ing of the Young Vic pro­duc­tion of Fed­erico Gar­cia Lorca’s “Yerma” is be­ing screened at the Quick Cen­ter at Fair­field Univer­sity.

Si­mon Stone’s rad­i­cal rein­ter­pre­ta­tion of the play was one of the hottest tick­ets in New York last sea­son when the pro­duc­tion trans­ferred from Lon­don. Crit­ics were ex­trav­a­gant in their praise of Bil­lie Piper’s per­for­mance as a young wo­man who is so des­per­ate to have a baby that she re­sorts to an act of shock­ing vi­o­lence.

Stone moves the drama from 1930s Spain to mod­ern-day Lon­don. Piper, a ris­ing star in the Lon­don theater scene, has also ap­peared on the TV series “Penny Dread­ful.”

The Times of Lon­don was not alone in calling the pro­duc­tion “an ex­tra­or­di­nary the­atri­cal tri­umph.” The play was recorded in Lon­don be­fore the move to New York City.

Regina A. Quick Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts, 1073 N. Ben­son Road, Fair­feld. Wed­nes­day, June 20, 2 and 7 p.m. 203-2544010. quick­cen­ter. fair­

Ed Miller/Con­trib­uted photo / Showtime

Bil­lie Piper’s ac­claimed per­for­mance in a Lon­don stag­ing of “Yerma” was recorded and will be shown in Fair­field June 20.

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