Meet 5 dynamic women, all looking for love (or avoiding it) in 1780’s Madrid!
Having run out of his “stock of love-tales,” Don Carlos has left Victoria, his wife of two years –– and went to Madrid, where he’s now courting Donna Laura. Carlos rashly signed the deed for his lands (well, his wife’s lands) over to Laura… and realizes, now that she’s found a new beau, he should get them back. But there’s more to Laura’s new love, Florio, than meets the eye...
Donna Olivia, Victoria’s cousin, is Madrid’s most eligible bachelorette –– or would be, if she would stop scaring off her suitors. Her rich father, Don Caesar, is determined to have a male heir to secure the future of his lands… and threatens to marry his neighbor’s daughter, Marcella, if Olivia won’t get married herself. With the help of her maid Minette, Olivia schemes to determine if she can find a man who loves her without the influence of her money.
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours 20 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.
|Camila Calderón||Donna Laura|
|Ethan Davenport||Don Carlos|
|Breezy Diabo||Donna Victoria|
|Donovan Mahannah||Don Julio|
|Lydia Medeiros||Donna Olivia|
|Jeff Natter||Don Caesar|
|Kellan Oelkers||Don Vincentio/Pedro|
|Helen Roundhill||Don Garcia/Vasquez|
|Jessamyn Bateman-Iino||Prop Master|
|Mary Brennan||Stage Manager|
|Mary Pat Byrne||Assistant Stage Manager|
|Troy Chapman||Original Music|
|Peggy Juve||Costume & Paint Assistant|
|Raphael Massie||Voice & Text Coach|
|Ray Kathryn Morgen||Sound Design|
|Lily Noto||Scenic Paint|
|Randon Pool||Costume Design|
|Zivia Rich||Costume Assistant|
|Celina Lee Surniak||Fight & Intimacy Director|
|James Zanre||Production Assistant|
|Parmida Ziaei||Scenic Design & Movement|
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Unrequited love | Infidelity | Toxic Masculinity | Substance use (alcohol) | Arranged marriage | Heteronormativity
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