The Nun and The Countess

The Nun and The Countess

Casa 0101 Theater
2009 E. First St Los Angeles

The Passionate romance of Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz, a 17th-century nun and the Countess Maria Luisa de Paredes, Vicereine of Mexico. Odalys Nanin stars as legendary Mexican nun Sor Juana, who wooed a countess (LeeAnn Gutierrez Fluter) with poems that still live today. Based on the novel Sor Juana's Second Dream by Alicia Gaspar de Alba. Sor Juana is considered the most prolific poet of the golden age and the first feminist of the new world. She was named the tenth muse (the Sappho of the Americas). She was a musician, playwright and a Lesbian trapped in a nun's habit. The poems to Lysi (Countess de Paredes) are woven into the dialogue of the play offering the audience a window into their intimate relationship in the confined world in which they lived. These are soulmates who are in a predicament where society's rules forbid the consummation of their love.

Oct 22 - Nov 7, 2021

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