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Quixote Nuevo

January 17 – February 9, 2020

  • By Octavio Solis

  • Adapted from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

  • Directed by KJ Sanchez

  • Co-production with Hartford Stage and Huntington Theatre Company

  • Hubbard Theatre 

  • Age Recommendation: Age 14 and up.

  • #QuixoteNuevo



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 townQuixote 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


Honorary Producer

Associate Producer

Media Sponsor

Creative Team

Octavio Solis


KJ Sanchez


Takeshi Kata

Scenic Design

Rachel Anne Healy

Costume Design

Brian J. Lilienthal

Lighting Design

David R. Molina

Music and Sound Design

Eduardo Robledo


Jesse Sanchez

Music Director

Robert Ramirez

Vocal and Dialect Coach

Ted Hewlett

Fight Director

Alaine Alldaffer

New York Casting

Rob Chikar

Stage Manager

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast


Juan Manuel Amador

as Manny Dias, Sancho Panza


Orlando Arriaga

as Padre Perez, Cardenio, Ensemble


Hugo E. Carbajal

as Papà Calaca, Ensemble


Gisela Chípe

as Dr. Campos, Dulcinea, Ensemble


Emilio Delgado

as Jose Quijano, Don Quixote


Krystal Hernandez

as Rosario Castillo, Juana, Ensemble


Ivan Jasso

as Bruno Castillo, Young Quijano, Ensemble


Mariela Lopez-Ponce

as Magdalena, Perla, Ensemble


Gianna Digregorio Rivera

as Antonia, Inez, Ensemble