Doña Ana: Teya Juarez 

Celia: Taylor Molt 

Doña Leonor: Emma Drennan 

Don Carlos: Joshua Peters 

Castaño: Paul Goraczko 

Don Pedro: Sheldon Shaw 

Don Rodrigo: Margo Weishar 

Hernando: Brandon Hunter Smith 

Don Juan: Tomas Torres



Director: James Ijames

Dramaturg: Alison Hyde Pascale

Stage Manager: Brendan T. Cochran

Set Designer: Thom Weaver

Costume Designer: Asaki Kuruma

Sound Designer: Jordan McCree

Lighting Designer: Jerry Forsyth

House of Desires

November 10th - November 20th, 2022

Wildcard Wednesday (VU Community Only): Nov. 9th

Opening Night: Nov. 10th | Speaker's Series: Nov. 13

All performances 8pm except Sunday 2pm


Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz | translated by Catherine Boyle

Directed by James Ijames

In this tantalizing comedy of intrigue, Don Pedro pines for Doña Leonor who is in love with Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana, who is pursued by Don Juan. This 17th-century romantic farce is a wild tale of confusion and mistaken identities complete with wily servants and witless nobles. Written by one of the few female playwrights of the Spanish Golden Age - a poet, nun and major Mexican literary figure - House of Desires offers intrigue and insight in equal measure.


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