Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarías. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below, plus click here for highlights!

Filled with original live music-arranged and performed in English and Spanish by Rosino Serrano-and movement by choreographer Robert Barry Fleming, Destiny of Desire is Zacarías' smart, subversive and comic study of the clashes of the haves and have-nots that simultaneously honors and parodies the beloved Latin American TV serial drama.

When women take destiny into their own hands, the world transforms! On a stormy night in small town Mexico, two baby girls are born-one to poverty, one to privilege-then secretly switched. Eighteen years later the girls meet, brought together by misfortune. Or is it fate?

The 11-member company includes Esperanza America, Elisa Bocanegra, Eduardo Enrikez, Evelina Fernández, Fidel Gomez, Cástulo Guerra, Ricardo Gutierrez, Ruth Livier, Mauricio Mendoza, Ella Saldana North and Rosino Serrano. The creative team includes François-Pierre Courture (sets), Julie Weiss (costumes), Pablo Santiago (lights), John Zalewski(sound), Serrano (composer/music director) and Fleming (choreography).

Destiny of Desire, produced in association with South Coast Repertory, appears now through April 16 (opening night is March 20) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Destiny, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800.

Photo Credit: Liz Lauren

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Esperanza America (Pilar Esperanza Castillo) and Ella Saldana North (Victoria Maria del Rio) Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Ella Saldana North (Victoria Maria del Rio), Esperanza America (Pilar Esperanza Castillo), Ruth Livier (Fabiola Castillo) and Cástulo Guerra (Armando Castillo) Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Esperanza America ,Fidel Gomez, Ella Saldana North, Elisa Bocanegra and Mauricio Mendoza Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Ruth Livier (Fabiola Castillo), Ricardo Gutierrez (Dr. Jorge Mendoza) and Evelina Fernandez (Sister Sonia) Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Ruth Livier (Fabiola Castillo) and Fidel Gomez (Dr. Diego Mendoza) Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Esperanza America (Pilar Esperanza Castillo) Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Esperanza America (Pilar Esperanza Castillo), Ella Saldana North (Victoria Maria del Rio), Ricardo Gutierrez, Fidel Gomez (Dr. Diego Mendoza), Mauricio Mendoza and Elisa Bocanegra Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's Chicago Premiere of DESTINY OF DESIRE
Esperanza America (Pilar Esperanza Castillo) and Ella Saldana North (Victoria Maria del Rio)


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