So, you think Shakespeares Twelfth Night; or, What You Will
has the cross-dressing, laughable-love and general-romantic-mayhem markets cornered, right? Ha! In the late seventeenth century, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz threw down with House of Desires
. Not only was de la Cruz an intellectual, but she was a nun, too! Already hot, yes? Plus her work is pretty progressive, as it delves into gender-bender politics and pokes around with some pointed questions. Throw in some machinations, corsets, wooing and confusion, and youve got a nun playwright stirring up comedic trouble. If your girlfriend dug the Oscar-winning couture of Marie Antoinette
, shell flip for this production, put on by Washington Universitys Performing Arts Department. House of Desires
is staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday (April 13 through 22) at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-6543 or www.edison.wustl.edu
). Tickets cost $9 to $15.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: April 13. Continues through April 22