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Quixote Nuevo // Orinda

Finally, an amazing Latino play in our Bay Area! Enjoy it outdoors at a gorgeous Pavilion!

  • Get 20% discount tickets for a theatrical quest of adventure, imagination and Tejano music.
  • See photos below of the beautiful outdoors pavilion.

Celebrated Latino playwright Octavio Solis takes us on a journey to the fictional modern-day border town of La Mancha, Texas, where Don Quixote (Sesame Street’s Emilio Delgado) loses himself in stories of chivalrous escapades and embarks on a quest of imagination, adventure, and Tejano music! #QuixoteNuevo at Cal Shakes from June 13th, 2018 to July 01st, 2018.

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From one of the most acclaimed Latino writers in the country, comes an all new theatrical event Quixote Nuevo!

Performing at the beautiful, outdoor Bruns Amphitheatre in Orinda (with free shuttle service from the Orinda BART station!), you won’t want to miss this all new, Tejano music-infused telling of the Don Quixote legend, updated to a modern-day town, La Mancha, Texas.

Starring famed Latino actor Emilio Delgado, who starred as “Luis” on Sesame Street for over thirty-years, Quixote Nuevo begins as an aging Don Quixote loses himself in fantasies of chivalrous escapades, casting himself as a knight-errant on a quest for lost love. This world-premiere production from Cal Shakes runs for a limited engagement, beginning June 13.

Who: #QuixoteNuevo
When: Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 – Sunday, July 01st, 2018
Where: Cal Shakes: 100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA 9456
Tickets: Use code AREAQX for 20% discount online at www.calshakes.org



  • The cast.



  • See gorgeous outdoor pavilion!



Excerpt East Bay Times

Considered one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America, Octavio Solis crosses cultural and aesthetic boundaries with his ever-evolving work.

In 2010, Cal Shakes premiered John Steinbeck’s “The Pastures of Heaven,” adapted by Solis especially for Cal Shakes.

“I’m so happy to be back at Cal Shakes and excited to bring Quixote Nuevo to Cal Shakes’ audiences,” comments Solis. “This company has not only permitted but has encouraged me to source the production in my own Texas and Chicano roots. I’m finally hearing my voice — in conversation with Cervantes’ in this play.”

KJ Sanchez directs. “I’ve been a huge admirer of Octavio’s for years, and I feel spiritually very close to the themes in Quixote Nuevo,” says Sanchez. “Aging, fighting monsters — both real and perceived. I want audiences to walk away from this show thinking about their own lives, their obligations to their family, their community and what they believe in enough to fight for it.”

July 02 2018


Start: 07/02/2018 @ 7:00 pm
End: 07/06/2018 @ 10:00 pm
Cost: $20 – $65
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100 California Shakespeare Theater Way, Orinda, CA 9456

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