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The Last Days of Don Juan 

When: Nov. 12-14, 8 p.m., Sun., Nov. 15, 3 p.m. and Nov. 16-17, 8 p.m. 2009
Phone: (843) 953-5604
Price: $15, $10/CofC faculty/staff/students and seniors
www.calendar.cofc.edu

Not to be confused with the Spoleto sensation Don John, this adaptation bolsters the themes of the original legends. The earliest version was supposedly penned by Mercedarian monk Tirso de Molina in 1630, which went on to inspire artists like Mozart, Byron, and Shaw. The College of Charleston presents a version featuring the escapades we’ve all come to admire — i.e. shipwrecks, swordfights, and general debauchery. “We dislike him, and yet we also admire him — which is oddly how our contemporary culture still embraces the myth,” Director Todd McNerney says. Visiting Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Edward Matthew Walter captures the legend’s various locales throughout the Spanish Golden Age with the set, and the cast of 24 includes College of Charleston seniors, Sam McCalla as the Marquis of Mota and Anna Freeman as Catalina. Freshman Steven Moskos makes his debut as Don Juan. —Patrick McGinn

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