By Octavio Solis
Adapted from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes
Directed by KJ Sanchez
Co-production with Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company
Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up.
THE RUN TIME IS APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS and 30 minutes, INCLUDING ONE INTERMISSION.
Directed by Austin, Texas-based KJ Sanchez and starring “Sesame Street’s” Emilio Delgado, Quixote Nuevo is an inspiring reimagining of Cervantes’ Don Quixote by celebrated playwright Octavio Solis. Set in a fictional modern-day Texas border town, Quixote and his sidekick embark on an adventure in search of long-lost love. Infused with imagination, Tejano music, and true Texas soul, Quixote Nuevo shows the challenges of living in this modern world all the while in pursuit of a lost dream. The play is a co-production with Hartford Stage and Huntington Theater Company.
What the critics are saying:
“Revelatory . . . an instant classic! Inspired, heartbreaking and very funny.” – San Francisco Chronicle
"Exuberantly directed...pulses with the earthly poetry of the Southwest" – Bay Area News Group
"...a fast-paced, bilingual romp that’s funny and touching" – Stark Insider
Join us for programs that connect you with other theatre lovers, our artists, and what is on stage in a whole new way:
January 14: Meca's An Evening with Playwright Octavio Solis, at Dow School at 7 p.m.
January 15: At Brazos Bookstore - Playwright Octavio Solis' Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border book signing at 6:30 p.m.
January 17: Quixote Nuevo Community Night Celebration with a pre-show reception starting at 6 p.m., Q&A with Playwright Octavio Solis and Director KJ Sanchez at 6:30 p.m., Opening of Ambulantes, an art installation by Houston artist Carolina Borja at 7:15 p.m., and Quixote Nuevo performance at 8 p.m. This event is $25 with promo code: QNCNight
January 19: Designer Talk
January 19: Captioned Performance
January 19: Audio Described Performance
January 25: Alley Chat with Director KJ Sanchez
January 28: Alley Chat with the cast
January 30: ActOUT, a pre-show mixer for our LGBTQ friends
February 1: Allet Chat, a discussion with mental health experts
The Quixote Nuevo lobby display includes insights into the play and Ambulantes, a sculptural installation by Houston artist Carolina Borja. Ambulantes is designed in the Chicano art style referred to as rasquachismo: art made of repurposed materials. Inspired by popsicle carts, carros de camotes, and other street vendors common in Mexico, this installation reﬂects on the objects we bring with us on our journey through life. The installation is made from recycled props from the Alley Theatre’s production of The Winter’s Tale, found objects, and artwork created by students from the Greater Houston area. Leatn more about Amulantes and Carolina Borja here.
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Special thanks to our Quixote Nuevo Media Sponsor, Tony Diaz
Music and Sound Design
Vocal and Dialect Coach
New York Casting
Assistant Stage Manager