800 Florida Avenue, NE Washington
L'amour the merrier, as Moliere's legendary lover wears a new mask! Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere (1622-1673) was both a father of French national drama and a dramatist in the Italian tradition of Commedia dell'Arte. He literally shared a stage with Paris's finest Commedia troupe and "borrowed" many of their plots, characters, and conventions in creating his own plays. He even modeled his famous servant Sganarelle (a part he played himself) on the legendary character Scaramouche created by the Italian comic actor Tiberio Fiorilli. For Season Five, Faction of Fools is excited to produce our first comedy by Moliere, Don Juan, freely adapted and directed by two-time Helen Hayes nominee Matthew R. Wilson and featuring local favorite Sun King Davis in the title role. This hilarious send up of high culture is set in a protean art museum outfitted with ever-changing paintings and ambulatory statues. Multi-talented theatre artist Klyph Stanford designs the set, lighting, and projections to create these amazing effects!
Thru - Oct 6, 2013