House of Desires

Dec. 7 - Dec. 17, 2023

House of Desires by Sor Juana Ińes de La Cruz, translated by Catherine Boyle

Directed by Christiana Molldrem Harkulich

In this tantalizing comedy of intrigue, Don Pedro pines for Doña Leonor who is in love with Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana, who is pursued by Don Juan. This 17th-century romantic farce is a wild tale of confusion and mistaken identities complete with wily servants and witless nobles. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age – a poet, nun and major Mexican literary figure – “House of Desires” offers intrigue and insight in equal measure.