Don Juan - comedy by Molière

Main Program
BIPAF 2022 Invited Performance

Don Juan - comedy by Molière

TitleDon Juan - comedy by Molière
CountryGermany
Production CompanySchauspiel Stuttgart
Running time88min
VenueOnline Screening
PlatformYouTube, Naver TV
TicketFree
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10th Jun (Fri) ~ 19th Jun (Sun) 2022 

With the ambition of a great conqueror, Don Juan rushes from win to win to satisfy his endless desires. He murdered the commander, who sought to protect his daughter, and he kidnapped Donna Elvira from the convent, married and left her. Variety is love’s great pleasure a marriage for him is like a sip of water. He neither fears the revenge of Donna Elvira’s brothers who chase after him, nor the curse of his father who condemns him for his amoral lifestyle. At the cemetery he discovers the grave and statue of the commander, who he killed, and invites the statue over for dinner. When the stone guest indeed shows up, Don Juan’s final challenge becomes an ordeal. Moliere turned the aristocratic rake of the Italian original into a shining free spirit who reflects the ideological battles of a society in upheaval. Moliere’s Don Juan is a tireless seducer searching for his next kick and a cold rationalist who challenges the social order.

One of the most renowned institutions in German-language theatre, Schauspiel Stuttgart works with a strong ensemble of 33 actors. Also working with theatre-makers from all over Europe, it maps map utopias for a multilingual and colourful European future. Mainly featuring works by contemporary authors as well as fresh takes on (modern) classics, Schauspiel Stuttgart tackles current issues with politically engaged theatre and brings them to the stage.

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