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Don Quixote @ Mexican Heritage Plaza theater // San Jose

 

⚔️Buy your tickets for the youth production of Don Quixote, March 30-April 2!

🏰Brought to life by a talented ensemble of youth actors from across the city, Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza traverse the plains of La Mancha in search of daring adventures. 

🐎 They confront enchanted windmills, take down armies of sheep, escape angry innkeepers, and fight dreadful monsters—that just happen to be invisible to everyone else.

March 30 – April 2, 2023
Thursday – Saturday at 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.
LOCATION: Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San José, CA 95116.

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:00PM and Saturday & Sunday at 2:00PM.

Don Quixote is presented in English with supertitles in English and Spanish.

adapted by Anne Ludlum and David Quicksall
based on Don Quijote de la Mancha, Parts I and II, by Miguel de Cervantes
directed by Rodrigo García.

 

 

About event!

Experience the ingenious exploits of Don Quixote firsthand! Brought to life by a talented ensemble of youth actors from across San José, Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza traverse the plains of La Mancha in search of daring adventures.

They confront enchanted windmills, take down armies of sheep, escape angry innkeepers, and fight dreadful monsters—that just happen to be invisible to everyone else.

The growing friendship between Sancho and Don Quixote teaches them to be resilient in the fight for their dreams, no matter how many times they get knocked off their trusty steeds.

 

 

TICKETS AND INFORMATION

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PERFORMANCES

March 30 – April 2, 2023
Thursday – Saturday at 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.

LOCATION

Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave.
San José, CA 95116

TICKETS

Tickets are choose your own price: $10-$40.
Read more about our ticket pricing policy.

COVID-19 POLICY

Attendees must wear a mask in all indoor spaces. Vaccinations are strongly recommended but not required for audience members at our in-person performances. Read our full COVID-19 safety policy at www.teatrovision.org/covid.

THEMED PERFORMANCE NIGHTS

Themed performances for Don Quixote will be announced shortly.

ACCESSIBILITY

Closed Caption logo   Don Quixote is performed in English with closed captions in English and Spanish.

ASL interpretation logo   ASL interpretation will be provided at performances of Don Quixote. The date will be announced shortly.

The Accessible Icon  ADA seating is available at the Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, in the main level of the audience chamber and on the balcony. There are elevators to the balcony on the right side of the theater lobby. There are no steps leading into the theater from the Plaza, which is accessible via ramps from the parking lots on both King Rd. and Alum Rock Ave.

ON DEMAND

Don Quixote will be available to stream on demand from May 1-31, 2023.

 

 

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The story:

Don Quixote is one of the most renowned pieces of writing ever created and the second most translated book in the world after the Bible.

The author, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra born in 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, Spain is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists.

Cervantes originally wrote this remarkable novel in 1605 with its full title being The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha or, in Spanish, El ingenioso hidalgo don Quixote de la Mancha. The first part is more comedic with greater popular appeal and the second part written a decade later in 1615 is often considered more thought provoking, with a greater depth of character.

 

The story of Don Quixote de la Mancha is about a middle-aged gentleman who had a dream of bringing chivalry back to its original glory, starting from transforming himself into a knight and enlisting a peasant named Sancho Panza to join his journey.

In the course of their travels, the protagonists meet innkeepers, prostitutes, goat-herders, soldiers, priests, escaped convicts and scorned lovers. The stories are both comedic and tragic.

It is story about who you are, who you wish to be and who you become. Always listed as recommended reading at schools, yet as readers age they see the writing and the world very differently from when they first experienced the storytelling.

More than 400 years later Don Quijote lives on through movies, plays, songs, statutes and trinkets. In 2002, 100 well-known authors surveyed from 54 countries voted Don Quixote the “most meaningful book of all time”. Don Quixote lives on “to dream the impossible dream.”

 

Follow the journey of Don Quixote, Sancho, Kitri, and Basilio.

Don Quixote is in his study, engrossed in a book about ancient chivalry. He falls asleep and dreams that he is a knight defending his ideal woman, Dulcinea.

While he sleeps, Sancho Panza bursts through the door. The gluttonous Sancho has stolen a ham, and a group of exasperated housewives is pursuing him. Startled by the commotion, Don Quixote turns the angry women out of the room. An idea then comes to him: He will make Sancho his squire, and together they will set out on an adventure to defend virtue and punish those who don’t uphold the code of chivalry.

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