"Simply fabulous and riotously funny...highly entertaining"
– CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Mar 11 – Apr 16, 2017 in Goodman's Albert Theatre

Around 2 hours and 20 minutes including one intermission

Passion. Deception. Forbidden love. The beloved telenovela comes to the Goodman stage – with a provocative twist.

On a stormy night in small town Mexico, two baby girls are born – one to poverty, one to privilege-and then secretly switched. Eighteen years later the girls meet, brought together by misfortune. Or is it fate? Filled with glorious live music, this smart, contemporary comedy proves just how much the world can transform when women take destiny into their own hands. 

Performed in English with songs sung in English and Spanish.

Produced in association with South Coast Repertory.

 

 

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Artists

By KAREN ZACARĺAS, Directed by JOSÉ LUIS VALENZUELA

Cast

ESPERANZA AMERICA - Pilar Esperanza Castillo
ELISA BOCANEGRA - Hortencia del Rio
EDUARDO ENRIKEZ - Sebastian Jose Castillo
EVELINA FERNANDEZ - Sister Sonia
FIDEL GOMEZ - Dr. Diego Mendoza
CASTULO GUERRA - Armando Castillo
RICARDO GUTIERREZ - Doctor Jorge Ramiro Mendoza
RUTH LIVIER - Fabiola Castillo
MAURICIO MENDOZA - Ernesto del Rio
ELLA SALDANA NORTH - Victoria Maria del Rio
ROSINO SERRANO - Music Director, Pianist, Agustin Lara Jr.

Creative Team and Crew

FRANCOIS-PIERRE COUTURE - Scenic Design
JULIE WEISS - Costume Design
PABLO SANTIAGO - Lighting Design
JOHN ZALEWSKI - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
ERICA SARTINI-COMBS - Casting
ALDEN VASQUEZ - Production Stage Manager
JONATHAN NOOK- Stage Manager

Critical Praise
  • "Has all the trademark of the [telenovela]: love, sex, lies and more tortured twists than you'd find at Gold's Gym"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Stylish and savvy"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • Destiny of Desire "would make a good Broadway musical"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Plenty of dancing and singing set to an irresistible Latin beat"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Enough fabulous costumes to make any haute couture designer commit grand theft"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

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