By David Ives
Directed by Joshua Jon
In “Don Juan in Chicago” — a reworking of the Don Juan and Faust tales — Don Juan is a handsome, rich, sexually naive nobleman in sixteenth-century Spain, more interested in finding the meaning of life through books and alchemy than in women. Afraid he won’t have time to find it, Don Juan calls up the Devil and cuts a deal that grants him immortality—as long as Don Juan seduces a different woman every day. Later in contemporary Chicago, he grapples with the sexual mores of urban America as he makes the choice between love and eternal life.
“David Ives’ new play “Don Juan in Chicago”… is fantastically quirky and clever.” — BackStage.
“In “Don Juan in Chicago”, Ives’s ear for crackpot coinages… and mischievous off-key rhymes… is as good as ever”. — The New Yorker.
“Ives has a lively wit… an original mind, and a neatly topsy-turvy way with life’s little realities… [“Don Juan in Chicago”] is a brashly funny way to spend a couple of hours.” — NY Post.
Cast and Crew
For a detailed bios and photos, please visit Meet The Cast and Crew of Don Juan In Chicago
You can also oggle our attractive cast in this gallery of rehearsal photos.
“Don Juan In Chicago” is presented by special arrangement with Dramatist’s Play Service.