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.


Jacq Babb Minette
Camila Calderón Donna Laura
Eloisa Cardona Gasper
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
Janice Robinson Marcella/Inis
Helen Roundhill Don Garcia/Vasquez

Production Team 

Jessamyn Bateman-Iino Prop Master
Mary Brennan Stage Manager
Mary Pat Byrne Assistant Stage Manager
Troy Chapman Original Music
Peggy Juve Costume & Paint Assistant
Emily Lyon Director
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

This play also includes the presence and impact of Oppression and Dominant Culture (including racism, colorism, genderism/sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and other oppressive forces that might appear due to location of performance, casting, or other factors)