World-Premiere Telenovela Comedy
Destiny of Desire
September 11 - October 18, 2015
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by José Luis Valenzuela
Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
On a stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and one into a life of poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. “A writer of comedic skill” (Variety), Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright Karen Zacarías (The Book Club Play) infuses the Latin American telenovela genre with music, high drama and burning passion to make for a fast-paced modern comedy. Part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival.
Destiny of Desire is generously sponsored by Beth Newburger Schwartz and John W. Layman, and is the recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The commission of Destiny of Desire was supported by The Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation’s Women Playwrights Commissioning Program.
JOSE LUIS VALENZUELA
TREVOR A. RILEY