Due to COVID-19 virus precautions, registrations are suspended for this event. We will reassess this event shortly.
If the event is cancelled all registrants will receive a full refund from PLATO.
Destiny of Desire
Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse
May 13, 2020
Registration Deadline April 12
Telenovela of Passion and Deception with Lively Music and Dance
On a stormy night in Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and the other into poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny.
With nods to Shakespeare and Brecht, this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas is filled with forbidden love, revenge, glorious music and burning passion, making it the perfect guilty pleasure to end The Rep’s 2019/20 Season.
“Simply fabulous and riotously funny...highly entertaining” — Chicago Tribune
Run Time: 2 hours - Milwaukee Rep estimate
Learn more by visiting the Destiny of Desire w ebsite.
Destiny of Desire will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.
Directions to the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead under the atrium dome. The Powerhouse Theater is located on the Mezzanine Level. Take the elevator or walk up the white marble stairway. From the Mezzanine Level elevator exit, walk around to the right into the Powerhouse Theater entrance.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.
Rep-in-Depth: An optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional registration fee. (PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.)
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Free Time for Lunch, Shopping & Exploring
LUNCH is on your own*
* Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Please note that the cost of lunch is separate and as such is not included in your registration. If you sign up for the optional lunch, we will provide details on cost and payment.
For this trip, the location of our Optional Group Lunch will be in The Arc Theatre at the Saint Kate Hotel, in the same building as the Rep. Lunch includes a presentation by a member of the artistic staff. Cost is $25 per person, payable by exact change in cash or credit/debit card on day of event only. Group lunch NOT INCLUDED in trip fee!
Lunch Menu (tentative): Soup du jour, Fruit Salad, Garden Salad with Assorted Dressings, Assortment of Finger Sandwiches, Assorted Desserts, Coffee & Tea.
Milwaukee Public Market
Our bus will also drop-off and pick-up at the Milwaukee Public Market for lunch alternatives. There are nine unique eateries contained within the Milwaukee Public Market. There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose.
Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List
Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List
There are also a number of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep.
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:30 AM Bus arrives for boarding at Oakwood University Woods
8:45 AM Bus departs from Oakwood University Woods
9:15 AM Bus departs from Capitol Lakes
9:45 AM Bus departs from East Towne Sears for Milwaukee (sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:15 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants
11:30 AM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for Optional Group Lunch or nearby downtown restaurants
11:45 AM Group Lunch at Hotel Saint Kate
12:30 PM Bus returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-talk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep. (See Walking Map)
12:45 PM Rep-in-Depth pre-talk begins
1:30 PM Destiny of Desire performance begins
3:30 PM Destiny of Desire performance ends
3:45 PM Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.
4:00 PM Depart for Madison (sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:30 PM Bus returns to East Towne Sears
6:00 PM Bus returns to Capitol Lakes
6:15 PM Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods
For further information, contact Destiny of Desire theater trip organizers:
Nancy McClements, email@example.com or 608-358-4478
Sue Josheff, firstname.lastname@example.org or 608-770-3828