The Last Days of Don Juan

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The Classical Theatre Lab’s production of The Last Days of Don Juan is presented with the support of the City of West Hollywood’s Arts Division.

The Last Days of Don Juan is the earliest known dramatic appearance of literature’s most famous (or infamous) romantic rogue. He is possibly the first of the red hot lovers. The Seducer from Seville goes from place to place, city to city, town to town, village to village, deceiving, deflowering, despoiling and devastating beautiful maiden after beautiful maiden. He is aided and abetted in his adventures by his loyal servant Catalina, who time and again helps Don Juan escape angry pursuers.

This libertine lord of lust finds his fortunes begin to change after he slays the angry father of one of his conquests in a sword fight. Not long after, Don Juan finds himself opposed by supernatural forces that seek to punish him for his wicked, wicked ways. Can he seek repentance and find forgiveness in time?

Don’t be deterred by the title. It’s no more of a giveaway of the ending than was the title of the movie Titanic. Then again…..

Written in the Seventeenth Century, this romantic fable has particular resonance for the current moments of #MeToo and #Time’sUp.

Written by Tirso De Molina. Translated by Nick Dear. Directed by Suzanne Hunt-Jenner.

This event is FREE but there is a suggested donation of $15

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Many folks enjoy a summer time taking part in a theatre show that is presented outdoors/ This show will fit that bill. It’s also 90 minutes in length, making this production a perfect one-act. THE LAST DAYS OF DON JUAN isn’t exactly a “Shakespear-in-the-park”, but it comes awfully close!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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Plaudits to director Suzanne Hunt for capturing the exact tone of merriment while making sure, even in the outdoor setting, every word and gesture resonated clearly. Elegant costumes by Susan Deeley-Wells, and daring swordplay by choreographer William Hickman.

sweet - Morna Murphy Martell - Theatre Spoken Here - ...read full review


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Nick Dear’s adaptation of the original text is fresh and fast-paced while retaining a sprinkling of beautiful, lyrical textual images...

This production is clear, accessible and entertaining enough to speak for itself.

sweet - Taylor Kass - Stage Raw - ...read full review


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Many folks enjoy a summer time taking part in a theatre show that is presented outdoors/ This show will fit that bill. It’s also 90 minutes in length, making this production a perfect one-act. THE LAST DAYS OF DON JUAN isn’t exactly a “Shakespear-in-the-park”, but it comes awfully close!

sweet - Rich Borowy - Accessibly Live Off-Line - ...read full review


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Plaudits to director Suzanne Hunt for capturing the exact tone of merriment while making sure, even in the outdoor setting, every word and gesture resonated clearly. Elegant costumes by Susan Deeley-Wells, and daring swordplay by choreographer William Hickman.

sweet - Morna Murphy Martell - Theatre Spoken Here - ...read full review


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Nick Dear’s adaptation of the original text is fresh and fast-paced while retaining a sprinkling of beautiful, lyrical textual images...

This production is clear, accessible and entertaining enough to speak for itself.

sweet - Taylor Kass - Stage Raw - ...read full review