Denise Quiñones (Anna in the Tropics, Lorca’s Doña Rosita la Soltera, Miss Universe 2001) stars as Madame of the Sacred Heart in the original NYC cast of this classy and irreverent comedy by Antonio Zancada. Zanahorias (Carrots) opened in Madrid in 2001 and became an instant favorite among the city’s theater lovers. Alfredo Galván directs its English-language premiere at The Duke on 42nd Street.
The action is set in the 18th-century in the fictional Kingdom of Puritania, where dialectical battles and the coarsest acts occur daily. Thus, the most depraved holds the higher social status … but thanks to Madame’s talent for manipulation and disguise, this is about to change. Heads will roll, yes. The controversial Marquises and Countesses that inhabit the play could be easily compared to today’s socialites and clueless heiresses. Let’s not mention names. That would be gossiping. Zanahorias (Carrots) is a period piece in essence and style, and a pop culture celebration in the making. Think of Dangerous Liasons reinvented through today’s eyes: same kind of backstabbing with slightly more lavish costumes. But, the carrots: what’s their significance? Come taste for yourself The Forbidden Vegetable, though some things are better left untouched FOREVER.
Denise Quiñones, Beatriz Córdoba, Iva Gocheva, Francisco Reyes, Mónica Steuer, Bill Blechingberg, Puy Navarro
Author: Antonio Zancada
Director: Alfredo Galván
Composer: Geoffray Barbier (based on Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony)
Choreograpger: Silvia Sierra
Set Design: Regina García
Costume Design: Meghan E. Healey
Lighting Design: María Cristina Fusté
Sound Design: Francisco Reyes
Stage Manager: Jessica Urtecho
Presented by: The Immediate Theater Company