See inside the world premiere of the gender-reframed adaptation of Molière's Dom Juan at Bard SummerScape in the Hudson Valley.
The production, which runs through July 17 in The Fisher Center at Bard, features a new translation by scholar Sylvaine Guyot and Fisher Center Artistic Director Gideon Lester.
The 1665 tragicomedy gets a feminist twist under the direction of Ashley Tata, who blends 17th century France with late 1970s America. The cast features Amelia Workman as the titular libertine and Zuzanna Szadowski as Sganarelle, both reimagined as women. Joining them are Jordan Bellow as Elver, Roger Casey as Pierrot/Alonso, Kirsten Harvey as Carla/Charlotte, Pauli Pontrelli as Gusman/Matty, Alok Tewari as Louis, and Tony Torn as A Poor Man/Mr. Sunday.
The production also has original music by Paul Pinto and choreography by Dan Safer. Also on the creative team are scenic designer Afsoon Pajoufar, costume designer Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting designer Cha See, sound designer Chad Raines, video designer Lisa Renkel, hair and makeup designer Fre Howard of Faces by Fre, and intimacy and fight director Cha Ramos. The production is cast by Taylor Williams.
Bard SummerScape continues through August 14.