A New Take On The Legendary Spanish Hero
The Tony Award-winning, Houston-based Alley Theatre company ushers in a new era under the leadership of their brand new artistic director Rob Melrose, commencing with their 2019/20 season. Fusing the talented performers of the team with fresh perspectives and new voices, the groundbreaking program offers extraordinary glimpses of multiple eras, different countries and diverse cultures. Alley's cultural exploration continues with influential Latin American playwright Octavio Solis' poetic reimagining of the iconic Spanish story of Cervantes' Don Quixote.
Directed by KJ Sanchez, the head of the MFA Directing program at the University of Austin, and starring Sesame Street icon Emilio Delgado in the title role, Quixote Nuevo transports the action to dusty boarder towns and arid deserts of Texas, where the legendary hero embarks on a quest to reunite with his long lost love. Hysterically funny and infused with mariachi, high theatrics and much poetry, Solis' Quixote is just as every bit eccentric and endearing as the original.