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WOMEN IN AN OPPRESSIVE WORLD

Updated: Nov 9, 2021

A New Play Focuses on a Mexican Feminist Icon and Her Forbidden Relationship


Based on the novel SOR JUANA’s Second Dream by ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA



The MACHA Theatre Co. is now showing a fascinating, controversial play in Los Angeles. MACHA stands for Mujeres (Women) Advancing Culture, History, & Art, and its new play is titled The Nun and the Countess by ODALYS NANIN based on the novel SOR JUANA’s Second Dream by ALICIA GASPAR DE ALBA.


. The plot focuses on the passionate—and decidedly forbidden— romance between Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a 17th-century Mexican nun, and Countess María Luisa Manrique de Lara y Gonzaga, Vicereine of Mexico.