Studio Theatre, ARTS 113 $0 UCR students; $12 non-UCR students, seniors, children & UCR alumni; $15 general public

The UCR Department of Theatre, Film, and Digital Production Presents

THE WIDOW OF VALENCIA by Félix Lope de Vega y Carpio

Director: Melanie Queponds
Scenic Design: Kerry Jones
Costume Design: Landis Maren York
Lighting Design: Ben Tusher
Sound Design: Nataly Ceniceros

Translated by the UCLA Working Group on the Comedia in Translation and Performance/Diversifying the Classics

Granted unexpected social freedom after her husband's death, a young woman plots to protect her reputation by day while enjoying her lover at night, using her wits to fool everyone and keep one step ahead of her increasingly complicated schemes. Lope de Vega’s commedia masterpiece from 1600 crackles in a new translation by UCLA’s Diversifying the Classics group.


This production contains sexual situations, mentions of domestic violence, choreographed violence with swords and knives, and strong language.


The performance length is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission.


February 16-25, 2023
Studio Theatre (ARTS 113)
Thursday - Saturday, 8:00 pm 
February 25, Saturday, 2:30 pm matinee


Please join us for a talkback with the dramaturg and members of the cast and production team following the February 24th performance.


$15 General, $12 Non-UCR students, UCR alumni cardholders, senior citizens, & children.


NO ADMISSION FEE for UCR STUDENTS: Show your valid UCR Student ID to pick up your pre-paid ticket - approved for one performance per production - at the University Theatre Box Office.


There is no reserved seating so arrive early for the best seats. The performance will promptly at the announced curtain time and latecomers will only be seated at an appropriate pause in the program. Please order carefully. No exchanges or refunds will be made, except in the event a performance is canceled. 



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LEONARDA: Renee Fagan
LUCENCIO: Ernesto Ibarra
JULIA: Rachel Millar
URBÁN: Jorge Santiago
CAMILO: Aaron Martinez-Dueñas
CELIA: Lesley Galvan
LISANDRO: Ryan Ansara
OTÓN: Kobe Darby
VALERIO: Pier Garma
ROSANO/SCRIBE/SERVANT 1: Elisabeth Mongarro


Stage Manager: McKenna Lindheimer
Assistant Stage Managers: Juliana Aguirre, Genesis Cutuc
Dramaturg: Aaron Higerada
Fight Choreographer: Ken Merckx
Intimacy Choreographer: Amanda Pulcini
Assistant Director: Marissa Vera
Assistant Costume Designer: Haley Jones
Assistant Lighting Designer: Gwendlyn Romero


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