Members say: Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Confusing

About the show

Repertorio Español's 50th season kicks off with the U.S. premiere of this 17th-century Spanish comedy, a parody of the erotic myth of Don Juan.

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A comedy of honor, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto's play criticizes the social customs of her era, notably the position of women. The play is considered especially remarkable in its uncommon depiction of its heroine, Leonor. In defiance of popular tradition, Leonor doesn't require the aid of a man, and her happy ending is one of her own making. Performed in Spanish with English subtitles via Simultext® In-Seat Captioning System. By request for matinee performances.



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85
Diandra Reviews it All

"A quiet but uproarious wonder...Each actor shines in capturing the language and demeanor of this 'backwards' time to show that women were struggling but empowering themselves back then, as well...It feeds the many stigmas and tropes we have of women today, while simultaneously crushing them...Lopez assures Ana Caro’s masterpiece becomes a staple for how women’s empowerment is vitally derived from self-empowerment." Full Review


94
Excellent production, acting, and direction

See it if You like Good Theatre (even if it's in a language that you don't speak...there's simultext in English translation at your seat. Go at once.

Don't see it if You only want to hear English in the Theatre; or admire the work of a very fine company with a customer and set designer who are geniuses.

Also Watching the work of Zulema Clares and Luis Carlos de la Lombana are a... Read more Read less

89
Ambitious, Quirky, Relevant

See it if You like Shakespeare and plays about gender roles.

Don't see it if You have a problem with non-traditional gender roles.

87
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Enjoyable, great show, love the acting

Don't see it if You want English only show.

Also The play has the translation of the English if you don't know Spanish.... Read more Read less

85
Clever, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy stories set in the 17th century Spain (including language) and dramatic, romantic comedies.

Don't see it if you dislike strong female characters, period pieces/costumes, or poetic dialogue.

Also My Spanish is mostly conversational, so it took me a while to follow t... Read more Read less

81
Funny, Ambitious, Enchanting, Classic, Great staging

See it if You like the Golden Age of Spanish literature with poetic dialogue in verse. Gorgeous costumes!

Don't see it if You don't like to read English super titles while play is in Spanish.

60
Over-the-top, Mishmosh staging, Quirky direction, Extremely ambitious, Dizzying / confusing

See it if you enjoy prose. Highly over-rated. Confusing from the word "GO" (and spanish is my first language). High expectations; very disappointed.

Don't see it if you don't get prose. Bad enough there were FOUR different spanish accents among the 9, all trying desperately to emote in old-world prose.

Also Even Zulema Clares, stage-stalwart personified, was just meh.... Read more Read less

90
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if If you want to see a play that has a fun story with wonderful actors

Don't see it if You have trouble following plays in a foreign language and don’t want to read translations.

85
During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great acting, Dated, Entertaining

See it if A classic Shakespearan type costume drama well done

Don't see it if Reading subtitles bothers you

85
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Delightful, Confusing, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy dramas where there are twists to the plot and strong female characters

Don't see it if Are not bilingual. The translator at the seat was not in sync with the dialogue and kept shutting off

84
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you like period pieces with alternative views of history. Which also have themes of empowering women.

Don't see it if you like classic period pieces which do not deviate from the facts. If you don't like having to read subtitles.

82
During previews
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Romantic

See it if you like strong women, masquerades, duplicitous characters. Romance

Don't see it if you are troubled by other than English, are sensitive to imperfect translation imperfectly presented.

82
During previews
Clever, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if .... you enjoy watching an old story come to life being portrayed by great actors.

Don't see it if .... if you have trouble following the old-time Spanish which I did, despite being fluent in the language.

80
During previews
Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you are a Spanish speaker and are not familiar with this rare classical comedy

Don't see it if you need subtitles; they're available in some performances but erratic.

80
During previews
Great acting

See it if charming satire of Don Juan, the world's greatest lover.Romantic comedy with deliberate exaggeration for comic effect.Captivating and fun!

Don't see it if you don't appreciate a good parody, or if you only prefer musicals.

Also Zulema Clares shines as Leonor, the woman who uses great ingenuity to ... Read more Read less

75
During previews
Refreshing, Romantic, Confusing, Hilarious

See it if You love Spanish plays and understand what is being said, the subtitle machines did not always pick up the correct terminology

Don't see it if You can’t follow along with sub titles


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