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House of Desires

House of Desires
In Spanish with English Surtitles
By Sor Juana Ins de la Cruz
Directed by Hugo Medrano
Feb 5 - Mar 1, 2015

Don Pedro loves Doña Leonor who loves Don Carlos, who is desired by Doña Ana. Los empeños de una casa is a romantic Spanish Golden Age comedy of intrigue that mixes lyrical poetry, puns, songs, cross-dressing, and mistaken identities. Written in the 17th century, but staged by director Hugo Medrano in 1940s Mexico with its machismo and sounds of mariachi, this farce examines the idea of free will for women at a time when they were still subject to a strict moral code.

Featuring the talents of Natalia Miranda, Mauricio Pita, Carlos Castillo, Luz Nicolás, Oscar Ceville, Hector Díaz, Alina Collins Maldonado, Erick Sotomayor, Miguel Amaguaña, and Roberto Colmenares.  SEE REHEARSAL PHOTO GALLERY.



·   8 pm Thursday & Friday

·   2 pm* & 8 pm Saturday

·   2 pm Sunday

(*no 2 pm Saturday matinee on Feb.7)

Artist Reception Night (Noche de GALA) on Saturday, February 7 at 8 pm - special ticket prices.



TIckets online: Purchase tickets online through here

Tickets by phone: Call our office weekdays between 10am and 5pm at 202-234-7174.  We charge a $4 credit card fee per transaction, NOT per ticket. Great deal! 

Tickets in person: Our Box Office window is open from 5 to 9 pm on performance days only. A $4 flat rate per credit card transaction; no fees if paying in cash.

METRO: We are one block from the Columbia Heights station (green line). An easy walk!

PARKING: Park in the Giant market garage around the corner on Park Road and get your ticket stamped at the theatre for a discount ($4 flat rate charge after 5 pm; a one-hour discount before 5 pm).

EASY TO FOLLOW:  Our performances celebrate Latino and Spanish culture and are in Spanish, but we project simultaneous translation on a screen above the stage (surtitles) for our English speaking audience.  Printed programs are in English.


House of Desires