Review: Ten Thousand Things stages powerful play on 17th-century poet punished for her ‘curiosity’

Under Marcela Lorca’s confident direction, “Sor Juana” shifts nimbly between drama and comedy, between English and Spanish, between reality and magic and even between time frames — sometimes actors in mid-costume change suggest ways in which two time frames inform each other. It’s a sad story, to be sure, but this fluid production insists that its title character did find a kind of freedom, even if only in her dreams.

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