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Arena Stage Announces Casting for Telenovela-Inspired Destiny of Desire

Karen Zacarías is the author of the new comedy.

Nicholas Rodriguez will appear in the Arena Stage production of Destiny of Desire.

Arena Stage has announced casting for its upcoming production of Destiny of Desire, a new telenovela-inspired comedy by Karen Zacarías. The production runs September 11-October 18 in the Kreeger Theater under the direction of José Luis Valenzuela.

Leading the company will be Nicholas Rodriguez (Oklahoma!), Esperanza America, Fidel Gomez, Oscar Ceville, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Rayanne Gonzales, Marian Licha, Geoffrey Rivas, Elia Saldaña, and Rosino Serrano. Additional casting will be revealed at a later date.

Playwright Zacarías describes Destiny of Desire as "What happens when you take the telenovela, one of the most popular forms of storytelling in Latin America, and merge it with daring and playful theatricality? You discover a different type of drama, full of music and plot turns, that is epic, outlandish and funny, yet at its core, tragic, human and true."

The creative team for Destiny of Desire includes set designer Francois-Pierre Couture, costume designer Julie Weiss, lighting designer Pablo Santiago, sound designer John Zalewski, wig designer Anne Nesmith, and original music composer Rosino Serrano.

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