Ron Lalá Theater Company (Spain): Somewhere in Quixote
While writing his comic misadventures of a "not quite right" knight, Cervantes begs his friends to act out and help finish his story. A band of actor-musicians from Madrid reveals all the magic of the Don Quixote legend in a fresh and clever way. Age 12+
- Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
- Family Theater
- 90 minutes
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Ron Lalá Theater Company (Spain)
Somewhere in Quixote
An inspired adaptation of the novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Directed by Yayo Cáceres
In a large imaginary library, the great Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes is writing his literary masterpiece Don Quixote. But he's desperate for inspiration, so he begs his friends, a barber and a priest to help him act it out and finish his story! Pretty soon, his adventurous tale--about a noble hidalgo who's read one too many books on chivalry and gone a little mad--takes on a life of its own. As the confused "knight" Don Quixote enlists his trusty squire Sancho Panza to right all wrongs and rescue his true love Dulcinea, the lines begin to blur. Where does the author end and his famous character begin? What is a dream and what is real life? With their unique blend of rapid-fire theater, humor, live music and song, audience interaction, and text adapted from the novel, a small band of actor-musicians from Madrid's Ron Lalá performance company reveals all the wit, rebelliousness, and magic of the Don Quixote legend in a fresh and clever way.
For more information, visit Ron Lalá Theater Company's website.
For age 12 and up.
Performed in Spanish with projected English titles.
Performance Timing: 90 minutes, with no intermission.
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Presented in cooperation with the governments of Portugal and Spain
His Majesty King Juan Carlos
Festival Leadership Committee
José Andrés, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni, Helen Lee Henderson, Amalia Perea Mahoney,
Former President Felipe González Márquez, The Honorable Luis Alberto Moreno, and David M. Rubenstein
Ambassador Elizabeth F. Bagley, Natalia and Carlos Bulgheroni,
Amalia Perea Mahoney and William Mahoney, and David and Alice Rubenstein
Additional support is provided by The Honorable and Mrs. Thomas F. McLarty, III and Repsol.
Performances for Young Audiences is made possible by
Additional support for Performances for Young Audiences is provided by The Clark Charitable Foundation; Kaplan, Inc.; Mr. James V. Kimsey; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation;
Paul M. Angell Family Foundation; and the U.S. Department of Education.
Major support for educational programs at the Kennedy Center is provided by David and Alice Rubenstein through the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, the National Committee for the Performing Arts,
and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.
International Programming at the Kennedy Center is made possible through the generosity of the
Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.
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