Destiny of Desire

June 2 — June 21, 2020
Quadracci Powerhouse


Sponsored by

Executive Producers
Rhonda & Greg Oberland 

Associate Producers
Molly & David Fritz

A co-production with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park & Guthrie Theater


Telenovela of Passion and Deception with Lively Music and Dance

On a stormy night in Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and the other into poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny.

With nods to Shakespeare and Brecht, this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas is filled with forbidden love, revenge, glorious music and burning passion, making it the perfect guilty pleasure to end The Rep’s 2019/20 Season.

“Simply fabulous and riotously funny...highly entertaining” — Chicago Tribune

Artists
Headshot photo of
Juan Luis Acevedo*
Armando Castillo
Headshot photo of
Yassmin Alers*
Hortencia del Rio
Headshot photo of
Esperanza América*
Pilar Esperanza Castillo/Nurse 2
Headshot photo of
Eduardo Enrikez*
Sebastian Jose Castillo/Paramedic 1/Cop 1
Headshot photo of
Ruben Flores*
Ernesto del Rio
Headshot photo of
Ruth Livier*
Fabiola Castillo
Headshot photo of
Xavi Moreno*
Dr. Diego Mendoza/Paramedic 2/Cop 2
Headshot photo of
Dyana Ortelli*
Sister Sonia
Headshot photo of
Robert J. Revell
Augustin Lara, Jr./Pianist/As Cast
Headshot photo of
Elia Saldana*
Victoria Maria del Rio/Nurse 1
Headshot photo of
Mark Torres*
Doctor Jorge Ramiro Mendoza/Casino Dealer/Cop

Headshot photo of
Karen Zacarías
Playwright
Headshot photo of
José Luis Valenzuela
Director
Headshot photo of
Rosino Serrano
Composer

Deborah Wicks La Puma
Music Director
François-Pierre Couture
Scenic Designer
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Pablo Santiago
Lighting Designer
John Zalewski
Sound Designer
Robert Barry Fleming
Choregrapher
U. Jonathan Toppo
Fight Director
Frank Honts
Casting Director
Brooke Redler*
Stage Manager
Kimberly Carolus*
Assistant Stage Manager
Abbi Hess
Stage Management Resident
Kelsey Robins
Assistant Director

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Events
Rep-in-Depth
Pre Show

A pre-show conversation with an Artistic Team member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance. Sponsored by: Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Rep-in-Depth
TalkBack
Thursday, April 30

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30pm

Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Guest Services Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

Audio-Described Performance
TalkBack
Thursday, May 7

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
ASL Interpreted Performance
Thursday, May 7, 7:30pm

This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

ASL Interpreted Performance
Lunch Matinee
Wednesday, May 13

Before you attend the show, join us from 11:45am to 1:15pm for lunch in The Arc Theatre at the Saint Kate Hotel. Lunch includes a presentation with members of the artistic team! The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch and the presentation – it does not include theater tickets. RSVP by Monday, May 4 to Jaime Lacy at 414-290-7076 or JLacy@MilwaukeeRep.com. Also for both of these plays as well for the audio described description change Concierge Desk to Guest Services Desk

RSVP Here
Lunch Matinee
TalkBack
Thursday, May 14

TalkBack Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Captioned Theater Performance
Sunday, May 17, 2pm

This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

Captioned Theater Performance