by A Slightly Isolated Dog
The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts
$20 - $35
5 crazy, faux-French clowns invite you to play. They bring you in, they get you a drink, they flirt with you a bit (maybe they fall in love with you) and then they invite you to tell the story of Don Juan, with them. 50% interactive performance event. 50% a party in the theatre!
The Don Juan experience lives in the intersection of music gig, physical theatre, sketch comedy, and improvised theatre! Don Juan is fast and furious! Don Juan gives the audience a taste of danger, surprise, and wonder!
Using a cabaret structure we tell the story of Don Juan: short acts follow each other at an infectious pace.
Don Juan the character is the boldest and greatest of men. He does whatever he wants (with sometimes dubious ethical consequences). Don Juan the show is a celebration of those moments when we surprise ourselves by being bold and decisive. And a celebration of the – unfortunately more frequent – moments when we shrink from our impulses because we worry about what people will think.
You will meet the very passionate Philippe, the coy young Ginger, the flirtatious Lilly, the childlike but delightfully disturbing Maurice, and Julie: the enigmatic (kind of) drag queen.
This project is supported by Creative New Zealand.
‘relentless hilarity…larger than life’
The List (UK)
‘an anarchic explosion of fun, full of wit and passion’
‘extremely funny, high-energy reworking of...Don Juan...as ridiculous as it is rousing...a brilliant mix of high drama and domestic drama’
The Scotsman (UK)