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First Look at Telenovela-Inspired Comedy Destiny of Desire at Arena Stage

Karen Zacarías' world-premiere play opens in Washington, D.C. next month.

Elia Saldaña and Esperanza America star in the world premiere of Destiny of Desire at Washington, D.C.'s Arena Stage.
(© Tony Powell)

Destiny of Desire, a new telenovela-inspired comedy by Karen Zacarías, begins performances September 11 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.

Playwright Zacarías describes Destiny of Desire 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."

Take a preliminary look at the production as it prepares for its world premiere.

Elia Saldaña, Esperanza America, and Nicholas Rodriguez begin performances in Karen Zacarías' brand-new comedy September 11.
(© Tony Powell)

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