Pros: Don Juan is a quick and fabulously farce with a beautiful ending twist. Unlike many lesser farces, the major characters grow, change and learn. One set = cheaper production costs!
- “Fuck”: Up to 10 times throughout
- “Fellatio”: Used to report the commission of same
- Several references to sex (the play is about Don Juan!)
Action: Stereotypical “sex noises” are heard onstage while the act is masked by a curtained bed
Verse: Much of the play is in tight rhyming verse. This will take much practice to make perfect.
Casting: 5 males, 3 females, 20-50
Don Juan: male, late 20’s-early 30’s
Leporello: male, late 30’s-late 40’s
Mephistopheles: male, 20-70
Elvira: female, late 20’s-early 30’s
Props/Scenery: One set: a vaguely medieval room which could be in a castle in 1599 or an apartment building in 2015 (with different furniture).
- Medieval sorcery props: hourglass, flasks, bubbling cauldron, standing candleholders, etc.
- Prop dagger /knife with retractable blade for stabbing
- Mephistopheles needs magic tricks (poof-appear, poof-a contract)
- Rich Medieval costumes for 2 males, 1 female
- Mephistopheles: Medieval representation of the devil (also Act 2)
2015: modern costumes for 7 actors, devil same as above
Available for lending from Augustana College, Tredway Library, Rock Island , IL