Enredos y traiciones

by Eugenia Sancho


March 2 and 3 , 2023.


8:00 p.m.

Unpublished version of the play by María de Zayas:
La traición en la amistad
Directed and adapted by Eugenia Sancho
Spanish Golden Age Classical Theater

This theater play, which is staged thanks to the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami and the Miami Dade County Auditorium, gives light to one of the few Spanish Golden Age theater plays written by a woman that creates a feminist rhetoric. A comedy of entanglement that aims to deconstruct the “Don Juan” myth while rewriting the gender stereotypes of the time.

Five brave women, who struggle to love intensely, display a revolutionary emotional strength to resolve the complications of romantic relationships.

Although her personal life remains a mystery and her theater was recently rediscovered by scholars, María de Zayas’s novellas became instant best sellers. She often writes about gender violence, and women’s right to education.

Enredos y traiciones is a free version of the play by María de Zayas published between 1618-1620 La traición en la amistad, adapted by the Spanish director and playwright, Eugenia Sancho.

In Sancho’s proposal, we will witness a classical comedy of entanglement, conceived with a contemporary language that will undoubtedly bring the play closer to today’s audience.

March 2nd and 3rd, 2023, 8:00 p.m.

On.Stage Black Box – MDCA

2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

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Fenisa falls madly in love with Liseo (her best friend Marcia’s beloved and Laura’s ex-lover) while courting many other men. Throughout the plot, Fenisa will also try to seduce Gerardo (Marcia’s former lover) and Don Juan (Belisa’s beloved and Marcia’s cousin). La traición en la amistad is a story about love and betrayal. Certainly, desengaño –a word with no good equivalent in English- and honor take a different, yet more elusive turn. We could even conclude that our Fenisa embodies a particular version of Don Juan in “Enredos y traiciones”, where six actresses will play five friends, a writer and three men.


Carolina Speroterra – Belisa and Liseo

Adriana Moure – María de Zayas

Diana Iris – Fenisa

Claudia Castro – Don Juan and Lucía

Sabrina Casallas – Laura and Gerardo

Claudia Montalvo – Marcia

Theater workshop: Classical Verse Interpretation in Feminine

During the months of September, October and November of 2022, the Spanish Cultural Center of Miami offered a free theater workshop for actresses conducted by the Spanish stage director Eugenia Sancho. To train in classical theater, participants were particularly exposed to several Spanish Golden Age theater plays and were taught how to recite poetry and how to recognize movement and rhythm in a classical play.

As a closing ceremony to the workshop, the participants will perform a free version of a play by a seventeenth century female Spanish author, María de Zayas y Sotomayor.

Enredos y traiciones is the culmination of a thorough research work led by Ms. Sancho that premieres before Miami audiences on March 2nd and 3rd paying an homage to all women.

About María de Zayas y Sotomayor   


It is difficult to find a female writer in 1637 who dared to speak openly about women’s issues and questioned the patriarchal values of her time. Through her literary career, Zayas accomplished such things with great success and popularity, although her theater play was never staged. “Enredos y traiciones” is a free version of the comedy of entanglement La traición en la amistad, by María de Zayas. A play that, back in the day could not make it to the stage, today is reimagined by six actresses and a female director who aspire to vindicate the relevance of Zayas’s theater in contemporary society.

About Eugenia Sancho

Ms. Sancho has a degree in stage direction and dramaturgy by Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Valencia, Spain (ESAD).

She is living in Miami developing her job as an actress, stage director, singer, and playwright.

*This program is co-presented with the Miami Dade County Auditorium “With the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.”

And, with the support, in part, of Florida Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture.

Thanks to the special collaboration of Air Europa, the official airline of the Cultural Center of Spain in Miami.

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March 2, and 3, 2023

8:00 p.m.

At On.Stage Black Box – Miami Dade County Auditorium

2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL 33135

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