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Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias

Nov 13 - 4pm PST
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Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias

Oscar Emmanuel Fabela

Set at the peak of the Spanish Inquisition, ‘Don Carlos: Prince of Asturias’ takes us to 16th-century Madrid: a world led by misogynistic patriarchy in which the one-sided view of religion and state ruled the world with fear tactics in attempts to cleanse the population.

Don Carlos was heir to the Spanish throne after the most powerful king in Spain, King Phillip II, but Carlos’ physical deformities, personality anomalies, and ostensible sexual deviances deemed him unfit to rule in a Patriotic and Puritan Spaniard’s eye. Don Carlos was seen as different and therefore immoral, thus the Royal Court would stop at nothing to ensure that Don Carlos never ruled the mighty, pure, and golden kingdom of Spain. Even his father, King Phillip II, would go to extremes in attempts to erase Don Carlos from history. Will Don Carlos fight for what is right, or succumb to his own eradication?


Situada en el auge de la Inqusición, Don Carlos, Príncipe de Asturias nos lleva al Madrid del siglo 16, un mundo de patriarcado misógino en el que una visión limitada de la religión y el estado aterrorizaban a la vez que se preocupaban por “limpiar” a la población.

Don Carlos era el heredero de la corona, hijo de Felipe II, el rey más poderoso que hubiese tenido España. Sin embargo, sus deformidades físicas, personalidad anómala y supuestas desviaciones sexuales lo hacían incapaz de gobernar, a ojos de una España patriótica y puritana. A Don Carlos se lo veía como distinto y por lo tanto inmoral. La corte no dudaría en intentar cualquier cosa con tal de que Don Carlos nunca gobernara el poderoso, puro y dorado reino de España. Hasta su padre, el rey Felipe II, llegaría a los extremos para borrar a Don Carlos de la historia. ¿Luchará Don Carlos por lo que es justo, o consentirá en su propia erradicación?

Running Time: 40 minutos/minutes
Content Advisory: Ages 8+

artists + cast

  • Written and Performed by: Oscar Emmanuel Fabela
  • Directed for the stage by: Sylvia Cervantes Blush
  • Film Direction and Editing by: Brett Calo
  • Lighting and Stage Design by: Justin Huen
  • Production Manager: Julianna Stephanie Ojeda
  • Production Assistant: Damaris Velazquez
  • Filmed at: Company of Angels - Los Angeles, CA
Don Carlos

Photos courtesy of JJ Mack Photography.