PHOTO CALL: The Sins of Sor Juana at The Goodman

News   PHOTO CALL: The Sins of Sor Juana at The Goodman
Karen Zacarías' The Sins of Sor Juana is directed by Goodman associate director Henry Godinez. Winner of the Charles MacArthur Award for Outstanding New Play (2000), this centerpiece production for the 2010 Latino Theatre Festival runs through July 25.

The cast of Sor Juana features Malaya Rivera Drew, Tony Plana, Laura Crotte, Amy J. Carle, Christina Nieves, Joe Minoso, Dion Mucciacito, Ilana Faust, Isabel Quintero, Kevin Fugaro and Elly Lachman.

According to press notes, "Legendary Mexican poet Juana Inés de la Cruz writes expressive, sensual verse at the Viceroy’s court in the 1600s, a time when it was unfashionable—and sinful—for women to exercise their intellect. The Viceroy is jealous of Juana’s influence on his beautiful wife, the Vicereine, who has arranged a profitable marriage to ensure that Juana will always have a place at court. Believing his own marriage is threatened by Juana’s engagement, the Viceroy hires a charm ing, educated rogue to seduce Juana and destroy her reputation. When Juana refuses to compromise her poetry for what the church ordains appropriate, she stands to lose everything she loves."

Here's a look at the production:


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