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All Destiny of Desire Performances Cancelled

A video of the production is available to rent on Vimeo for $35 through April 11.
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Destiny of Desire

LEADING LADIES presents

Destiny of Desire

By KAREN ZACARÍAS

Not Currently Playing
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


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.

Show Program

 
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You can now rent this production to watch from home through Vimeo for just $35! Rentals last for 24 hours after purchasing, and the video will be available to rent through April 11. We hope you enjoy the show!
 


 
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DESTINY OF DESIRE: Playwright's Notes by Karen Zacarías

Mar 6, 2020
Natalie Hulla

The writer shares artistic insight into crafting this enormously entertaining stage comedy.

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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 Theater

Co-Producer

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