What if hell isn't a raging inferno of wailing souls, but a place of comfort and ease filled with wine, women and song?
Sounds pretty good to me. But while this is the underworld served up in George Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell," Shaw was using his title character to champion a heaven of eugenically bred supermen thinking big thoughts rather than wallowing in sensual delights.
Under co-directors Mark Bucher and David Flores, the Boulevard Theatre is allowing Shaw to make his case through a staged reading of the "Don Juan" portion of Shaw's gargantuan "Man and Superman."
Such an approach makes sense; Shaw envisioned the "Don Juan" episode as a dream sequence, unfolding in an "utter void" that encourages undivided attention to its heady - and sometimes arid - discussion of the larger play's overarching philosophy.Read the full article at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.