Tonight opens the 2011-12 theatre season for the Department of Theatre and Dance. We start the year rolling with a Performing Arts Company production of Don Juan in Chicago by David Ives. Directed by Sean Marciniak (BFA Acting ’12), Don Juan in Chicago is about a young scholar in 17th century Spain who bargains for immortality with the devil. In return for granting his wish, the devil adds as part of the contract that he must sleep with a different woman every night. He agrees. However, the first woman he sleeps with, Doña Elvira, falls in love with him, and makes her own pact with the devil. She will not die until she can sleep with Don Juan again. We find the couple in Chicago in the late 90s. Don Juan is exhausted from trying to make a fresh conquest every night, and from trying to evade Elvira. Full of bawdy humor and witty wordplay, the show is a classic example of Ives’ comic writing style. Don Juan in Chicago runs this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, at 8:00 PM and then again Sunday Oct. 2 for a 2:00 PM matinee. Tickets are $3 for students and $6 general admission. Tickets available at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office. You can read more here.