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Don Juan, that nefarious seducer, ended his life by being sucked into Hell for all eternity.  But tonight, he will be dragged forth in chains to repent for his sins, and tell us the terrible tale of his life so that we may avoid his syphillitic path.

 

But does he repent?  Is he really a cynical monster, or a mystical saint?  Should we revile him, or strive to be like him?  Do we understand Love?  Are we doing it right?  Will we ever be happy?

 

The Ghost of Don Juan has come instead to deliver a harangue: he urges us to escape the error of matrimony and dedicate ourselves to love for all. His demonic tormentors, the Trout puppeteers, illustrate his life from birth to damnation, his striving for Heaven, his amorous errors and illuminations.  The sermon ends, and we are liberated; the night culminates in a transcendental orgy, as the audience throws away the shackles of its fear and submerges itself in the Great Sea of Cosmic Love.  

 

Most nights, anyway.  Depends on the audience.

“sublimely inventive theatre… eye-popping images...a wondrously imagined meditation on love sacred and love profane...”

The Vancouver Courier

 

“...melancholy, beautiful… a dreamscape that’s been brilliantly realized.”

The Calgary Herald

 

“cause for celebration… the amount of creativity is… staggering.”

The Calgary Sun

“Teeming with hidden wonders… packed to the gills with onstage magic and hand-crafted creations… It's a show that will surprise you—constantly and in the best of ways, and in theatre, what more could you ever ask for?”

Vue Weekly, Edmonton

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Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

Credit: Jason Stang

The Erotic Anguish of

DON JUAN

With Vanessa Porteous, Mercedes Bátiz-Benét, and George Fenwick