Don Juan, The Trickster of Seville

by Tirso de Molina, in a new rhyming verse translation by Dakin Matthews

World Premiere

The Play: Tirso de Molino's drama (c. 1625) was the first to introduce the character of Don Juan to theatre audiences and had a enormous impact on western culture, influencing Mozart, Byron, and Shaw to name only a few. Tirso, a Mercedarian monk and one of the bright lights of the Spanish Golden Age, wrote a surprisingly racy and entertaining morality play--full of music, song, sex, and spectacle—about a young nobleman who makes a profession of seducing women all the while maintaining that there'll be plenty of time to repent before it's time to die. A visit from the statue of the murdered father of one of his victims teaches him otherwise.

Dates: February 4 - February 26, 2006. Opened: February 4, 2006. One night tour to the Siglo de Oro Festival at the Chamizal Theatre in El Paso, March 4, 2006

Where: McNaughton Stage of the NewPlace Theatre Center


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