April 21 - May 06, 2018
The Downstairs | 66 E 4th Street
Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm
Running Time: 45 minutes
By Loco7 Dance Puppet Theatre Company
Inspired by the novel The Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha
by Miguel de Cervantes
Adapted from the novel by Ivan Cardozo & Beatriz Caballero
Re-imagined and adapted by Denise Greber & Federico Restrepo
Choreographed & Designed by Federico Restrepo
Sound Design & Music by Hao Bai
Costume Design by Becky Hubbert
Video Design / Animation by Laura Restrepo
Federico Restrepo with Zulivet Díaz, Luis Grande,
Chris Ignacio, and Fleur Voorn
Loco7 reimagines this classic text, with puppets, dance and music to show the audience that no dream is too impossible to obtain and that with hope and heart you can conquer fear. The piece focuses on the plight of Quixote - either succumb to the bitterness of despair or let loose the wings of the imagination. Don Quixote Takes New York will be an intuitive voyage that transports the audience through Quixote's emotions as he travels the City, seeing a new unexplored world. Don Quixote and his friend Sancho Panza travel the five boroughs of New York City on a quest to save the world from evil forces and protect Lady Liberty from the Orange Knight. The audience follows Don Quixote as he explores New York City in his quest for love, honor, liberty and justice for all.
Don Quixote Takes New York is suitable for all ages 4 and up.
Press For 'Don Quixote Takes New York'
"An adaptation of an adaptation, it sets Iván Cardozo and Beatriz Caballero’s puppet theater version of Cervantes’s novel in New York City, where Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are trying to shield the Statue of Liberty from a villain known as the Orange Knight. Although adults may detect political satire here, young theatergoers can have fun just watching the onstage adventure" - Laurel Graeber, The New York Times
"Miguel de Cervantes' iconic tale gets a funky family-friendly makeover at La MaMa Kids " - Raven Snook, Mommy Poppins