To open its 25th season, L.A.'s Bilingual Foundation of the Arts goes to a Hispanic classic with Jose Zorrila's Don Juan Tenorio, Sept. 24 - Nov. 1, at Los Angeles Theatre Center's Theatre 3.
The play, adapted by Margarita Galban and Lina Montalvo, is written in rhyming verse and tells the story of the infamous Golden Age casanova, who sees it as his manly duty to fight to the death whenever provoked and to make love to every woman he meets.
Don Juan Tenorio runs for six weeks, alternated weekly in Spanish and English, with the opening week in Spanish.
Portraying Don Juan is telenovela (soap opera) star, Luis Fernandez with Rosita Fernandez playing his Dona Ines. Rounding out the bilingual cast are John Paul, Patricia DeLaunay, Ciro Suarez, Agustin Coppola, Aaron Perez, Antonio Nesme and Franco Iglesias.
Don Juan Tenorio plays at The Los Angeles Theatre Center's Theatre 3, Sept. 24-Nov. 1. For tickets or more information call (323) 225-4044. -- By Sean McGrath