PST presents the NY revival of David Ives' "Don Juan in Chicago"
Personal Space Theatrics caps off Season 3: Love for Sale with the first New York revival of David Ives Don Juan in Chicago. From the writer of the smash hit All in the Timing, who the New York Times Magazine once named one of the "100 Smartest New Yorkers", comes a sex farce for the ages.
The story follows the adventures of Don Juan from 16th century Spain to present-day Chicago as he is blessed and cursed with eternal life provided he sleeps with a different woman every day and never sleeps with the same woman twice. The complications of this quest get more and more difficult as the Don must grapple with modern sexual mores, the return of two previous lovers, his long-lost daughter and the Devil himself.
The perfect blend of a high IQ and lowbrow comedy, filled with hystericAl Verbal gymnastics, much door-slamming and serious questions about the consequences and implications of endless sex, this comedy begs the question, How much is too much of a good thing?
The production is directed by PSTs Artistic Director, Stephen Wargo who most recently directed this seasons sold-out run of his adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol as well as the US premieres of Linda Griffiths The Duchess: a.k.a. Wallis Simpson and Dave Carleys Orchidelirium in prior seasons. Michael Poignand leads the cast of eight as the Don. Mr. Poignand has been seen in PSTs A Christmas Carol and Orchidelirium. Also returning to PST are Erik Gratton as the Dons manservant Leporello and Melissa Center as Zoey. New to PST are Jamie Carmichael (Mike), Hank Davies (Mephistopheles), Josh Elliot (Todd), Elizabeth Ruelas (Elvira) and Jennifer White (Sandy).
DON JUAN IN CHICAGO is fantastically quirky and clever. The characters speak most of the play in verse, and the rhymes are so silly and fun that you find yourself hanging on every delicious word." BackStage. "In DON JUAN, Ives's ear for crackpot coinages and mischievous off-key rhymes is as good as ever " The New Yorker.
Join us from March 4th through March 20th 2005 at Theatre 54 @ Shetler, 244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor in New York City for this wild ride of love lost and found. To order tickets 24 hours a day, logon to www.theatermania.com. Tuesday night performances, all seats $10.00. For discounted group sales of 10 or more tickets call (212) 802-4537.
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