Contest: Win 2 Tickets: Don Juan @ The Cultch – December 28, 2012

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Don Juan – December 28 @ 8pm

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Heretic. Swordsman. Seducer. Don Juan. The award-winning company behind 2011’s smash hit Waiting for Godot brings to life the satiric tale of an irresistible rogue and defiant hedonist. Blackbird Theatre presents a daring new adaptation of Molière’s most scandalous comedy.

Three songs, two duels and a trip to Hell — an evening with comedy’s great master playwright, Molière.

Peter Jorgensen stars as the legendary rogue and Simon Webb as his beleaguered servant. Music will feature a newly commissioned rock mass in Latin (with electric guitar) from composer Peter Berring, and arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, sung and played on the guitar and harpsichord by the leading actors.

The Story

Don Juan rejects all conventional morality, becoming ever more daring and outrageous as the story progresses, ultimately defying God, Heaven, and Hell itself.  He is magnetic, bold, and exceedingly clever.

Don Juan’s servant, Sganarelle, a brilliant comic invention played by Molière himself, is appalled by his master’s epic chicaneries and his contempt for authority and piety. Their disputes are a feast of wit.

The Don’s greatest pleasure is to trick women into mock marriages, enjoy them, then abandon them.  His most recent victim is the beautiful Dona Elvira, whom he has lured from a nunnery.  She and the Beggar are the only characters that Don Juan meets who are without hypocrisy. Although she gives the Don hell for leaving her, Elvira later tries to help him by begging him to repent.

The Don’s last act of defiance is both courageous and foolhardy.  The statue of theCommander (whom he has recently slain in a duel) becomes ambulatory, and appears at the Don’s villa.  Not wishing to show fear, Don Juan takes the statue’s hand and, in a great scene of conflagration, is promptly dragged down to the fires of Hell. Sganarelle is left alone on stage bemoaning his fate:  “My wages, my wages!

The Production

Three songs, two duels and a trip to Hell — an evening with comedy’s great master playwright, Molière.

Peter Jorgensen stars as the legendary rogue and Simon Webb as his beleaguered servant. Music will feature a newly commissioned rock mass in Latin (with electric guitar) from composer Peter Berring, and arias from Mozart’s Don Giovanni, sung and played on the guitar and harpsichord by the leading actors.