Playwright(s): Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writer(s): John Van Burek & Ana Lorena Leija, Co-Translators
The play is about a tangle of five young lovers, all trying to get aligned with their rightful partner, and put-upon by wily servants, obliged to do the dirty work while angling for their own advancement. This 1683 Mexican Baroque love story is a treat for those who love the sparkle of language & fast-paced comedy. Performers: Harveen Sandhu, Kelly Wong, Charlie Gallant, Paloma Nuñez, François Macdonald, Lorne Kennedy, Andrew Joseph Richardson & Nicolas Van Burek. Stage manager: Michael Panich.
Sor Juana's brilliant comedy and love story is totally secular in style and content, and to this day, she is a major cultural icon in Mexico. It’s time we knew of her here.
- Director Andrey Tarasiuk
The 17th century seems far away and foreign, but the effervescence of the ideas and the exploration of the human condition that characterize it, mirror a lot of our globalized realities.
- Translator Ana Lorena Leija
No performances scheduled.