"Both epic and tragic"
– CHICAGO READER

June 19 – July 25, 2010 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 10 minutes

Legendary Mexican poet Juana Inés de la Cruz writes expressive, sensual verse at the Viceroy’s court in the 1600s, a time when it was unfashionable—and sinful—for women to exercise their intellect. The Viceroy is jealous of Juana’s influence on his beautiful wife, the Vicereine, who has arranged a profitable marriage to ensure that Juana will always have a place at court. Believing his own marriage is threatened by Juana’s engagement, the Viceroy hires a charming, educated rogue to seduce Juana and destroy her reputation. When Juana refuses to compromise her poetry for what the church ordains appropriate, she stands to lose everything she loves.

 

 
Artists

By KAREN ZACARÍAS, Directed by HENRY GODINEZ

Cast

AMY J. CARLE - Sor Sara / Vicereine
LAURA CROTTE - Xochitl / Sor Filothea
MALAYA RIVERA DREW - Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
ILANA FAUST - Ensemble
KEVIN FUGARO - Ensemble
ELLY LACHMAN - Ensemble
JOE MIÑOSO - Don Pedro
DION MUCCIACITO - Silvio
CHRISTINA NIEVES - Novice
TONY PLANA - Padre Nuñez / Viceroy
ISABEL QUINTERO - Ensemble

Creative Team and Crew

TODD ROSENTHAL - Scenic Design
MINA HYUN-OK HONG - Costume Design
JOSEPH APPELT - Lighting Design
RAY NARDELLI and JOSHUA HORVATH- Sound Design
GUSTAVO LEONE - Original Music
NEENA ARNDT - Dramaturg
NICK SANDYS - Fight Consultant
ADAM BELCUORE - Chicago Casting
DAVID CAPARELLIOTIS - New York Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JAMIE WOLFE - Stage Manager