Los Empeños de una Casa

Los Empeños de una Casa

February 23, 2024 - March 3, 2024
7:30 PM - 2:00 PM
500 W. University Ave. El Paso, TX 79968

Event Days:
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Wise Family Theatre is located on the 2nd Floor of the Fox Fine Arts Building at UTEP
$18 Adults $15 UTEP Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Military & Non-UTEP Students, Seniors & Groups (10+) $12 UTEP Students
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Contact Name:
Samantha Michelle Nava
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Contact Phone Number:
(915) 747-5118

Leonor loves Carlos and Carlos loves Leonor, but love is blind, so Ana loves Carlos too! Juan loves Ana and Pedro loves Leonor, and the sly maid Celia knows what to do.

Los empeños de una casa is a witty Baroque rom-com full of mayhem and chisme written by the Mexican progressive nun, poet, and philosopher, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

This new bilingual translation of de la Cruz’s play is a comedy of errors set in 1680s Spain and explores love, honor, revenge, and a tangled web of jealousy as the young lovers vie to fulfill their hearts’ desires.

The Department of Theatre and Dance partnered with EPISD’s Young Women’s STEAM and Preparatory Academy for two years and UTEP’s Senior Project Translation Class to translate this piece originally written in Spanish. This work has been a reclamation of language and history. Written during Spain’s Golden Age, Sor Juana defied society’s notion of what should be; this production embraces that defiance and aims to honor bilingualism, culture, and strength. The students at the YWA were between the ages of 12 and 17 while working on this project; their tenacity and skill are modern examples of the brilliance of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

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