LAUNCH PAD: Staging the Daffy Dame

Event Date: 

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:00pm
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 8:00pm to Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 2:00pm to Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 2:00pm

Event Date Details: 

MAR 2-3, 6-10 / 8 PM

MAR 4, 10-11 / 2 PM

Event Location: 

  • Studio Theater

Event Price: 

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a LAUNCH PAD production

by Anne García-Romero        directed by Risa Brainin

In the present, on the campus of a California public university, Lupe, a Latinx theatre professor, directs a production of the 1613 Spanish Golden Age comedy, La Dama Boba (The Daffy Dame), by Lope de Vega. Personalities collide onstage and off as the company grapples with the issues of race, class, and gender raised by the play. As opening night approaches, national politics start to invade the personal lives of the company, revealing the question: Can love truly have the power to overcome differences and lead to a new kind of knowledge? 


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