November 9, 10, 11, 17, & 18 @ 7:30 pm nightly
November 12 at 1:30 pm
The Phantom Lady (La dama duende) is one of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s most accomplished “cape & sword” romantic comedies. This Golden Age Spanish play centers on the strong willed Doña Angela, an attractive widow in mourning, who cleverly manipulates the men in her life who seek to control her. In order to thwart the wills on her two over-protective brothers, Angela exploits a moving panel in the wall of her brothers’ house, which she uses to convince her brother’s honorable guest, Don Manuel, that he is being haunted by a “Phantom Lady”. Mistaken identity abounds, with exciting sword fights, bumbling servants, and romance between nobles in this lighthearted Spanish comedy of honor.