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CASA0101 Theater

2102 East 1st Street

Los Angeles, CA 90033

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The Passionate romance of Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz, a 17th Century Nun & Countess Maria Luisa de Paredes, Vicereine of Mexico.

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Odalys Nanin stars as legendary Mexican nun Sor Juana, who woed 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 name 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. Nominated- Best Play by The Advocate Magazine.

Reviews: NoHo Mag: "Odalys Nanín has crafted a success! The Nun and the Countess is not just a love story, but an appeal to human rights and tolerance of one another."

L.A. Weekly: "A powerful presentation with compelling characters..."

Entertainment Today: "Playwright/Director Odalys Nanin has created a powerful presentation..."

Reviewplays.com "As elegant in its presentation as it is rich with imagination, this production merits a discerning look by anyone who enjoys good theatre and appreciates artists performing at their best. Their one erotic encounter bristles with raw passion and fury, behind a partial veil that symbolizes their desire to openly proclaim their passion, and their need to keep it hidden. "

Starring: Odalys Nanin, Delfina Alden, Tricia Cruz, LeeAnn Gutierrez Fluter, Francisco Medina, Vanessa Diego, Chelsea Mc Intosh Hernandez, Nakasha Norwood, Paul Cascante & Delfin Toro.

Produced, Directed & Written by Odalys Nanin Co-Director Corky Dominguez

Set Design by Marco de Leon, Light Design by Sammie Wayne Sound Design by Scott Nikoley, Costume Design by Shon Le Blanc, Stage Manager Morgan Walker, Co-Producer Begonya de Salvo, Assistant Producer Claudia Duran, photo/web by Chris Hume, graphic by Gabriela Lopez de Dennis.

MACHA Theatre is a non profit organization under the 501C3 producing cutting edge plays, films & adaptations of Classics about the Latinx LGBTQI experience. (Sponsored in part by a grant from: East Side Arts Initiative, Los Angeles County Arts & Culture and California Community Foundation.)

COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND REQUIREMENTS:

Casa 0101 Theater abides by all government guidelines related to safety, and will ask all guests to also follow most current safety protocols. In order to visit our venue, all guests must wear a mask while inside Casa 0101 and provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within the last 72 hours.


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MACHA Theatre/Films is a non profit organization under the 501C3, founded in 2000 by Odalys Nanin in order to build social, cultural and artistic bridges between the heterosexual and LGBTI community of different ethnicities and in ameliorating the image of women by presenting original cutting edge plays, adaptations and pulitzer price winning plays. 

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