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Don Giovanni: A Play
by Dan Fante
Coming to the end of his life, Jonathan Dante, the once great novelist turned Hollywood hack is forced to deal with his other legacies; his failing health and his profoundly dysfunctional family. Jonathan struggles to make sense of his relationship with sons as they play out the drama of their broken lives before his eyes, in a manner that ultimately causes the false choic ...more
Paperback, 130 pages
Published April 25th 2006 by Burning Shore Press
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In "Don Giovanni" Jonathan Dante is turning 70. A novelist who sold out to become a screenwriter, Jonathan is now going blind and suffering from diabetes, his life nearing its end. Nevertheless Jonathan is a strong, garrulous, and coarse presence in his family. For his birthday his two sons return home. Bruno Dante, a recovering alcoholic and successful actor, is at a crossroads. His wife Agnes is ready to divorce him and he is unsure of whether to continue work as an actor. His brother, Dick, a ...more