House of Desires

Big Bear Cafe

1700 1st St NW 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20001

From $12.00

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Written by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Directed by Esteban Marlmolejo-Suarez​

with a new adaptation from Esteban Marmolejo-Suarez & Alex Berrios

Two women are in love with the same man. Two men are in love with the same women. Now, lock them all in a single house and see what happens! Sor Juana, the famed Mexican poet and nun, sets out to write a Spanish Golden Age farce, with amazing success. Leaning into every convention the genre holds (including not one, but TWO lights-out scenes!), Sor Juana both embraces and gently parodies the genre. Love, jealousy, and ego collide with coincidence, elaborate schemes, and drag to create an utterly ridiculous and endlessly entertaining night at the theatre.


This staged reading will be presented at Big Bear Cafe's upstairs bar.

Join us for food, drink, and an evening of theatre.


Gabby Wolfe

Robert Pike

Melanie Terrazas

Cristina Casais

Luisa Romero

Chino Aguilar

Anthony De Souza

Zack Almquist

Doors open at 6pm for drinks and food
Show starts at 7pm


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No refunds or returns.

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An event can only be canceled by the venue and/or event organizer. If the venue or event organizer cancels an event, you will be refunded within 4 business days of the event date for your purchase.

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Big Bear Cafe
1700 1st St NW 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20001