Don Giovanni

Petite Opera Productions tackles the #metoo theme with #metoo Don Giovanni¹

Petite Opera Productions #metoo Don Giovanni

Ripped from the headlines, Mozart’s Don Giovanni takes on new dimension in this exciting new #metoo setting. Accused of murder and sexual misconduct, modern day Hollywood film producer “Donny G” finds his victims fighting back.

In this world premier of Petite Opera’s new English translation and setting, the seducer, Don Giovanni (Italian for “Don Juan”) is transported into modern day, and patterned after several unscrupulous characters in the news associated with the #metoo movement.

The action is set on a present day Hollywood film lot, where seduction and struggles are told from the perspectives of the actresses, film crew, and associates of the Hollywood film producer “Donny G” as he abuses his power.  The story culminates in a powerful message that reflects our modern day intolerances and historical willingness to look the other way.

ARTISTS AND STAFF

Petite Opera Productions #metoo Don Giovanni¹
November 2018
Music by: W.A. Mozart
Original translation and setting by the Petite Opera writing team:
Steven Arvanites, Susan Baushke, Cody Michael Bradley, Cathy Dunn, HRT Guillen, Austin Illenberg, Nathan Oakes, Nicole Verive, Nathan Oakes

Resident Music Director: Cody Michael Bradley
Resident Stage Director: Cathy Dunn
Assist Stage Director: Meg Huskin
Director of Production: Steven Arvanites
Resident Stage Manager: Nicole Verive
Resident Lighting Director: Elizabeth Sklena
Resident Costume Designer: Sienna Kusek

CAST and CREDITS

Donny G (Don Giovanni), a Hollywood Film Producer: Dimitri German;
Wesly Anthony Clerge
Leo Porello (Leporello), Donny G’s lawyer/fixer: Ivo Suarez; Artega Wright
Connor DaTore (Commendatore), a film lot security guard: Lakotah Terrace
Anna Pritchard (Donna Anna), a rising starlet: Megan Rose Hendrickson; Lani Stait
Otto Grueslig (Don Ottavio), Anna’s agent: Nathan Oakes; Max Hosmer
Ellie Crystal (Donna Elvira), a waning starlet: Kelsea Webb; Kate Sikora
Zerlina “ZZ” Wilder (Zerlina), a hair and makeup artist: Morgan Whitney; Liana Gineitis
Masetto “Masey” Convinto (Masetto), a cameraman: Samuel Cotten; Brandon Sokol

Members of the Film Crew:
Phoebe Marsten, a costume designer: Susan K Baushke
Rebecca Nance, a script supervisor: Meg Huskin
Logan Hammond, a film director: Austin Illenberg
Jessica Sprock, a production assistant: Rachel Mast
Candy Landers, a young starlet: Kellie Springfield
Sam Mahoney, a boom operator: Nicole Verive

¹©2018 #metoo Don Giovanni English translation and setting by Petite Opera Productions. This work is protected by copyright law. All rights reserved. Contact info@petiteopera.org for licensing information.

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