Celebrating Teatro Círculo’s 30th Anniversary

La monja alférez

(The Lieutenant Nun)


By Juan Ruiz de Alarcón

Directed by Daniel Alonso de Santos

A story of a 17th Century woMAN who fights against all odds to validate his gender identity.

From November 3 to November 19, 2023

Performed in Spanish Verse with Overtitles in English

At Chain Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC

Running time: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes. No intermissions.

Teatro Círculo celebrating its 30th Anniversary presents the United States premiere of the Spanish Golden Age Classic La monja alférez (The Lieutenant Nun), under the direction of Daniel Alonso de Santos with verse direction by Karmele Aranburu.

La monja alférez is the story of Guzmán, a woman, who flees a convent in Spain dressed as a man, travels to The Americas, and becomes a renown soldier throughout Latin and South America. In Perú, Guzman falls in love with Doña Ana, then leaves her because they cannot consummate the relationship. 

Adaptation by Daniel Alonso de Santos
& Germán Vega García-Luengos

Verse Direction by Karmele Aranburu

Cast: María Fontanals, Sandra Gumuzzio, Eva Cristina Vásquez, Gerardo Gudiño, Fernando Gazzaniga, Mario Mattei, Pablo Andrade, Jei Fabiano

12 Performance Dates:

Friday, November 3, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, November 4, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, November 5, 2023 @3:00 PM


Friday, November 10, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, November 11, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, November 12, 2023 @3:00 PM


Friday, November 17, 2023 @8:00 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @3:00 PM

Saturday, November 18, 2023 @8:00 PM

Sunday, November 19, 2023 @3:00 PM

$35 General Admission
$30 Students & Seniors
$25 Groups of 10+

While Teatro Círculo’s East Village homebase venue is being renovated to receive a new façade to better accommodate our growing audience, all Teatro Círculo’s shows this theatre season will be presented at Chain Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor, NYC, between 8th & 9th Avenues in Manhattan.

Terms & Conditions: Teatro Círculo does not allow for exchanges or refunds once tickets are purchased. Refunds and exchanges can only be made in the event of a performance cancellation in which you will be notified immediately.

Students: Must show student ID.

Safety & Health Protocol:
Even though NYC Guidelines are changing we recommend you wear face coverings.