Burning passion, cunning deception and outrageous melodrama combine in this enormously entertaining homage to Latin American soap operas. A storm brews in the small town of Bellarica, Mexico, when two baby girls are born on the same night in the same hospital. One will have wealth and privilege, and the other will live in poverty. Yet the drama is bound to unfold when a former beauty queen switches the babies at birth in her lust for power. Eighteen years later, fate finds the two girls together again, prompting secrets to be revealed and lies to be unraveled. After all, nothing is impossible in Bellarica!
“[A] terrifically entertaining theatrical roller-coaster… A zany, funny delight.” — L.A. Times “Karen Zacarias’ highly entertaining play, populated with so many hilarious and lovable characters and peppered with toe-tapping Latin music and spicy choreography, has an abundance of memorable moments to savor.” — Chicago Theatre Review
ADVISORY:Destiny of Desire is suitable for adults and older teenage audiences. This Latin-American melodrama features everything there is to love about soap operas: forbidden romance, sexual content, plenty of
plotting and scheming, and moments of overly dramatic violence.
Promotional photo by Tony Arrasmith/Arrasmith & Associates.
Be among the first to see the show before opening night and save! Preview performance tickets are discounted and begin at just $35. Not valid with other discounts.
Each Marx Theatre production offers one audio-described performance during the show's run. Trained volunteers describe the visual elements of the production via a closed-circuit receiver that is approximately the size of a deck of cards and fits in a jacket pocket or on the lap. A small earpiece fits into one ear, allowing patrons to hear dialogue, music and other sound effects. The description is timed to avoid interfering with dialogue.
Each Marx Theatre production offers one signed performance during the show's run. The interpreter stands toward the bottom of isle 5. Look at our Accessibility page for a map of best viewing locations. Funding for this program is made possible by Bartlett & Co.
Join us before Friday evening performances of Destiny of Desire for a special wine tasting and a three-course meal. Dinner is catered by Branch and will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $42 per person and does not include a ticket to the show. Reservations are required by the Monday before the tasting.