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Pleiades Theatre invites the public to attend its 2017/18 season of workshops, entitled “Found in Translation as we Explored the Global Village.” It consists of three plays in translation and development for their English-language premieres in the following three years.

The Trials of a Noble House by Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, translated by Ana Lorena Leija and John Van Burek, receives its workshop presentation by Pleiades Theatre on March 3 and 4, 2018, 2 P.M., in Toronto's Dancemakers' Studio.

Directed by Andrey Tarasiuk, nine actors are presenting the English translation workshop: Harveen Sandhu – Doña Leonor Kelly Wong – Don Carlos; Charlie Gallant – Don Pedro; Paloma Nuñez – Celia; François Macdonald – Don Juan; Lorne Kennedy – Don Rodrigo; Andrew Joseph Richardson - Castaño; Nicolas Van Burek – Hernando, Caped Men. Stage managed by Michael Panich. Produced by Andrey Tarasiuk with Assistant Producer Taliesin McEnaney.

Written in 1683, The Trials of a Noble House is considered one of the great masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age and Sor Juana, a Mexican nun, is the first native-born playwright of the Americas. Her play is a brilliant comedy and love story, totally secular in style and content, and to this day, she is a major cultural icon in Mexico. It’s time we knew of her here.

The play is about a tangle of five young lovers, all trying to get aligned with their rightful partner, the father of the heroine (said to be modeled on the author herself) trying to protect his daughter, and put-upon but wily servants who are obliged to do the dirty work while angling for their own advancement. Written in a beautifully rich, albeit baroque Spanish, this is a real treat for anyone who loves the sparkle of language and the high velocity of great Latin comedy.

Limited tickets are available FREE of CHARGE for the staged readings, which will all take place at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, Theatre Studio 313, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, in Toronto’s Distillery District. An RSVP is required via Eventbrite; to register, see www.pleiadestheatre.org, visit @pleiadestheatre, call Producer Andrey Tarasiuk at (416) 203-1227 or send an email to andrey@pleiadestheatre.org.

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