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Destiny of Desire

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LEADING LADIES presents

Destiny of Desire

By KAREN ZACARÍAS

FEB. 29 - MARCH 28, 2020
Marx Theatre

About

Directed by JOSÉ LUIS VALENZUELA

A switched-at-birth comedy full of music and dancing!
Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas. A storm brews in the small town of Bellarica, Mexico, when two baby girls are born on the same night in the same hospital. One will have wealth and privilege, and the other will live in poverty. Yet the drama is bound to unfold when a former beauty queen switches the babies at birth in her lust for power. Eighteen years later, fate finds the two girls together again, prompting secrets to be revealed and lies to be unraveled. After all, nothing is impossible in Bellarica!

“[A] terrifically entertaining theatrical roller-coaster… A zany, funny delight.” — L.A. Times
“Karen Zacarias’ highly entertaining play, populated with so many hilarious and lovable characters and peppered with toe-tapping Latin music and spicy choreography, has an abundance of memorable moments to savor.” — Chicago Theatre Review


ADVISORY:
Destiny of Desire is suitable for adults and older teenage audiences. This Latin-American melodrama features everything there is to love about soap operas: forbidden romance, sexual content, plenty of plotting and scheming, and moments of overly dramatic violence.

RUNNING TIME: The show runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including one intermission. 


Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.

$10 Tuesdays!
On March 3 and March 10, a minimum of 100 tickets will be available for just $10. These tickets can only be purchased in-person at the Box Office beginning at 6 p.m. on the day of the show. Limit two per person. No advance reservations or choice of seating.

 

 

 

Engage

A Switched-at-Birth Comedy

Feb 19, 2020
Erica Reid

Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in Destiny of Desire, presented by Leading Ladies.

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Watch the Drama Unfold

Feb 19, 2020
Erica Reid

Playhouse Associate Artist and playwright Karen Zacarías tells us more about Destiny of Desire, a switched-at-birth comedy and homage to Latin American soap operas.

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Artists

Juan Luis Acevedo

Armando Castillo

Yassmin Alers

Hortencia Del Rio

Esperanza América

Pilar Esperanza Castillo / Nurse 2

Eduardo Enrikez

Sebastián Jose Castillo / Paramedic 1

Ruben Flores

Ernesto Del Rio

Ruth Livier

Fabiola Castillo

Xavi Moreno

Dr. Diego Mendoza / Paramedic 2 / Cop 2

Dyana Ortelli

Sister Sonia

Robert J. Revell

Agustín Lara Jr. / Pianist

Elia Saldana

Victoria Del Rio / Nurse 1

Mark Torres

Dr. Jorge Ramiro Mendoza / Casino Dealer / Cop 1

Karen Zacarías

Playwright

José Luis Valenzuela

Director

Rosino Serrano

Composer

Deborah Wicks La Puma

Music Director

Robert Barry Fleming

Choreographer

François-Pierre Couture

Set Designer

Julie Weiss

Costume Designer

Pablo Santiago

Lighting Designer

John Zalewski

Sound Designer

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director

U. Jonathan Toppo

Fight Choreographer

Brooke Redler

Stage Manager

Andrea L. Shell

Second Stage Manager

Suann Pollock

Assistant Stage Manager

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre

Co-Producer

Guthrie Theatre

Co-Producer

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