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Don Juan

Moliere's Don Juan Image
Helen Hayes Awards Nominated
The Charles MacArthur Award
for Outstanding New Play or Musical

Don Juan

Freely Adapted and Directed
by Matthew R. Wilson°

Gallaudet University
Sept 12 – Oct 6, 2013

“high-minded low comedy” says The Washington Post,
“gleeful, nose-thumbing fun”
Read the full review, HERE!

DCMTA calls Don Juan “immensely inventive”
and “So silly yet so smart.”
Read the full review, HERE!

“Old fashioned chivalry, trickery and plain ol' fool-ery at it's best” raves CiaoDC,
“brace yourself for the ride of your life”

Read the full review, HERE!

Check out THIS feature on Don Juan by the Washington City Paper!

Our own Don Juan writes about his journey in this new post on DC Metro Theater Arts.
Check it out, HERE.

L’amour the merrier, as Molière’s legendary lover wears a new mask!

Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Molière (1622-1673) was both a father of French national drama and a dramatist in the Italian tradition of Commedia dell’Arte. He literally shared a stage with Paris’s finest Commedia troupe and “borrowed” many of their plots, characters, and conventions in creating his own plays. He even modeled his famous servant Sganarelle (a part he played himself) on the legendary character Scaramouche created by the Italian comic actor Tiberio Fiorilli.

For Season Five, Faction of Fools is excited to produce our first comedy by Molière, Don Juan, freely adapted and directed by two-time Helen Hayes nominee Matthew R. Wilson and featuring local favorite Sun King Davis in the title role. This hilarious send up of high culture is set in a protean art museum outfitted with ever-changing paintings and ambulatory statues. Multi-talented theatre artist Klyph Stanford designs the set, lighting, and projections to create these amazing effects!
Sept 12 – Oct 6, 2013
Thu, Fri, and Sat @ 8pm // Sun @ 2pm
Mon, Sept 30 @ 7:30pm

Gallaudet University Theatre Arts Dept. LogoElstad Auditorium
Gallaudet University
, 800 Florida Ave NE, WDC
* Free Parking * Metro: Red Line, NoMa-Gallaudet U *
Click here for directions.

Freely Adapted and Directed by Founding Artistic Director
Matthew R. Wilson°

Based on the play by Molière

Sun King Davis as Don Juan,
Charlie Retzlaff as Sganarelle,
Bess Kaye as Dona Elvira (and others),
Hannah Sweet as Charlotte (and others), and
Matthew Taylor Strote as the Statue (and others)

Scenic, Lighting, and Projections Design by Klyph Stanford+
Costume Design by Denise Umland
Sound Design & Music Composition by Neil McFadden
Properties Design by Ellen Houseknecht
Masks Designed and Created by Aaron Cromie

Stage Manager: Laura Cividanes
ASM & Wardrobe Supervisor: Kathryn Dooley

Technical Directors: Daniel Flint and Jacob Fisher
Producer: Sarah Conte

Running time: Approx 2 hrs with one intermission; Appropriate for ages 12 and up.
ASL Interpreted on 9/15, 9/20, 9/28 and 10/3
Open Captioning available upon request.

All performances ASL interpreted