David Selvas directs a contemporary revision of Don Juan, one of the most libertine and seductive plays of world literature. Originally written during the Spanish Golden Age, the story has been adapted various times to accommodate cultural changes. The first written version of the Don Juan legend was Tirso de Molina’s El Burlador de Sevilla (‘The Trickster of Seville’) in 1630, which taught people a life lesson that everyone must pay for their sins. Don Juan is portrayed as a wealthy libertine who devotes his life to seducing women and believes that he has plenty of time to seek forgiveness. Taking inspiration from the original plotline, David Selvas’ adaptation will explore themes of religion, honour, sin and redemption with a modern twist.
Showing until April 24th. More information here.