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Destiny of Desire Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage

Karen Zacarías adds a new comedy to the Women's Voices Theater Festival.

Director José Luis Valenzuela and playwright Karen Zacarías enjoy the opening night of Destiny of Desire.
(courtesy of Arena Stage)

Destiny of Desire, a new telenovela-inspired comedy by Karen Zacarías, recently celebrated its opening night at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage. Directed by José Luis Valenzuela, the cast features Carlos Gomez, Nicholas Rodriguez, Esperanza America, Fidel Gomez, Oscar Ceville, Gabriela Fernandez-Coffey, Rayanne Gonzales, Marian Licha, Geoffrey Rivas, Elia Saldaña, Cástulo Guerra, and Rosino Serrano.

The story is described as follows: "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."

Performances run through October 18 as part of Washington, D.C.'s Women's Voices Theater Festival.

The cast of Destiny of Desire poses for an opening-night photo.
(courtesy of Arena Stage)

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