The world premiere of "The Blade of Jealousy," Henry Ong's modern-day adaptation of Spanish Renaissance Playwright Tirso de Molina's madcap comedy "La Celosa De Si Misma" (Jealous of Herself).
Dashing Melchor moves to Los Angeles to meet his online dating connection, but unexpected falls in love with a mysterious veiled lady (Magdalena), and she with him. He later meets her sans veil and is unimpressed, thus igniting Magdalena's jeaolusy - of herself! A farcical amalgam of disguise and deception ensues. Originally commissionded by Playwright's Arena (PA) for the Golden Tounges series, a PA_partnership with UCLA William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, which aims to introduce audiences to the treasures of the Golden Age of Spanigh Theatre.
Adapted by Internationally produced Playwright Henry Ong (Madame Mao's Memories; Sweet Karma;Fabric; Assent) from Spanish Renaissance Playwright Tirso de Molina's "La Celosa De Si Misma" (Jealous of Herself).originally translated in English by Harley Erdman, and directed by Denise Blasor (Credits: Ghosts of Lote Bravo; House of Bernarda Alba; Marisol; Wild in Wichita; No Exit). With original music and sound design by Longo Chu.
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