Endless "Love" Leads to Eternal Life
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" comes a bawdy farce for the ages.
(PRWEB) February 13, 2005 -- 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 bawdy 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 entraps a different woman every day and never 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
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
"love", this comedy begs the question, “How much is too
much of a good thing?”
The production is directed by PST’s Artistic Director, Stephen
Wargo who most recently directed this season’s 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 Carley’s "Orchidelirium"
in prior seasons. Michael Poignand leads the cast of eight as the
Don. Mr. Poignand has been seen in PST’s "A Christmas
Carol" and "Orchidelirium." Also returning to PST are
Erik Gratton as the Don’s 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)
Breaking Theatrical boundaries since 2001, Personal Space Theatrics
was founded with the guiding principle that Theatre was created for
audiences. We envision a new environment of play-going, one where
actors, audiences and plays themselves meet together in the same
literal space without the conventional dual constructs of a stage.
For more information, logon to www.personalspacetheatrics.org.