"Fuente Ovejuna," a play written nearly 400 years ago and considered a classic of the golden age of Spanish drama, concludes a two-week run this weekend at the Bruce Davis Theater in the Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center on the St. Mary's College of Maryland campus.

The work, which presents the story of a grass-roots uprising against authoritarian rule in the 15th-century town of Fuente Ovejuna, was written in 1619 by Lope de Vega, who is thought to have created more than 2,000 dramatic works, of which about 500 survive.

This production by the college's Department of Theater, Film and Media Studies is directed by Michael Ellis-Tolaydo, professor and chair of the department, and adapted for the stage by Adrian Mitchell, the British playwright and poet.

Performances are at 8 p.m. today, tomorrow and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5; $3.50 for students, faculty and staff members, senior citizens and Arts Alliance members.

For reservations, call 240-895-4243 or e-mail boxoffice@smcm.edu.

Commander Guzman (played by Kohler Charles McKenzie) attacks Laurencia (Shermaine Mitchell) in the St. Mary's College of Maryland's production.Mitchell, Hannah White and Rachel Reckling portray peasant women washing clothes in "Fuente Ovejuna" at the Bruce Davis Theater. Below, McKenzie as Commander Guzman.