Dr. Brett D. Johnson directs a Mercyhurst Theatre Program production of Doña Rosita the Spinster by Federico Garcia Lorca, widely considered Spain’s most important poet and playwright. A spirited young woman full of life, Doña Rosita spends more than two decades waiting for her fiancé to return from abroad and marry her, finally losing all hope as the years pass her by. Set in Granada, Spain, the play draws symbolic parallels between Doña Rosita and the magically transformative nature of the rosa mutable, which blossoms, withers and dies in a single day. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, April 12-14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 15, at 2 p.m. at Mercyhurst’s Taylor Little Theatre. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students, and $5 for Mercyhurst students with ID. Visit miac.mercyhurst.edu or call the box office at 814-824-3000 to purchase tickets.