Los empeños de una casa (House of Desires)

Los empeños de una casa (House of Desires)

A romantic Spanish Golden Age comedy of intrigue by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

Don Pedro loves Doña Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana. Los empeños de una casa is a romantic Spanish Golden Age comedy of intrigue that mixes lyrical poetry, puns, songs, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities. Written in the 17th century, but staged by director Hugo Medrano in 1940s Mexico with its machismo and sounds of mariachi, this farce examines the idea of free will for women at a time when they were still subject to a strict moral code.

Featuring the talents of Natalia Miranda, Mauricio Pita, Carlos Castillo, Luz Nicolás, Oscar Ceville, Hector Díaz, Alina Collins Maldonado, Erick Sotomayor, Miguel Amaguaña, and Roberto Colmenares. Presented in Spanish with English surtitles.

Artist reception night (Noche de GALA) on Saturday, February 7 at 8 pm.

  • Performing arts
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, February 05 —
    Sun, March 01, 2015


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GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20010


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