Don Juan Tenorio, The Infamous Seducer of All Times

World Premiere!
 By José Zorilla (Spain)
 Commissioned Adaptation by Nando López (author of GALA’s award-winning Yerma)
 Directed by José Carrasquillo
 September 7 – October 1, 2017
 In Spanish with English surtitles

In this new, high-voltage adaptation, the legendary seducer pursues his conquests with fierce determination until the purity of love brings him to his knees. A sensual and contemporary retelling of Don Juan’s vampire-like burning passions, brimming with poetic text and echoes of romantic and religious drama.

Featured in the cast is guest artist Iker Lastra from Madrid, Spain, who appeared at GALA in Yerma and was nominated for a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play. Also appearing are GALA company members Luz Nicolás (Spain, nominated for a 2016 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for Yerma), Manolo Santalla (Cuba), Carlos Castillo (Venezuela, nominated for a 2000 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for El burlador de Sevilla), and Inés Domínguez del Corral (Colombia). Also featured is Synetic Theater company member Peter Pereyra (Paraguay, 2012 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Ensemble for King Lear), who appeared at GALA in Yo también hablo de la rosa and Mariela en el desierto, among others. Making her GALA debut is Paz López (Chile).

Press Night: Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8 pm.

Noche de GALA: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 8 pm.

Talk-back with Rosa Aurora Chávez, M.D., Ph.D. Psychoanalyst, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at George Washington University; Chair of the Psychoanalysis, Creativity and the Arts Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis; playwright Nando López; and director José Carrasquillo on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8 pm, and on Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2 pm.

Student Matinees: September 20, September 21, September 22, September 27, September 28, and September 29 at 10:30 am. For more information, email

Tickets: $45 Regular; $30 Seniors (65+), Students, Military, and 30 and under; $25 Group Sales (10+); Noche de GALA: $55 (individual), $95 (couple).

Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, and SPAIN arts & culture.

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