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The Return of Don Quixote

By Kira Obolensky

Freely Adapted from Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote of La Mancha

Directed by Ken Marini

September 21 - October 16, 2011

MAIN STAGE

Don Quixote’s respectable retirement is turned upside down when Sancho Panza shows up with an unauthorized biography of the Don’s life. The bio makes a mockery of his previous escapades and his long-lost love, Dulcinea, while inspiring windmill-tilting imitators to roam the countryside in search of giants! What else can Don Quixote and Sancho Panza do but hit the road again? A charming tale to remind us that romance and adventure hide around every corner…if we are brave enough to look. Recommended for ages 12 and up.




New at People's Light...and it's FREE!
Join us for The Scoop, a lively discussion before every performance of The Return of Don Quixote. Company actress Alda Cortese, who plays Mrs. Housekeeper, will discuss the world of the play, how and why it was chosen, as well as how it was cast, designed, and rehearsed.. The program will start one hour before the curtain of every performance, in upper level lobby of the Main Stage. No reservations needed.

Alonzo Quixano: Graham Smith*
Sancho Panza: Chris Faith*
Mrs. Housekeeper/Ensemble: Alda Cortese*
Innocenta/Ensemble: Nalini Sharma
Sampson Carrasco/Ensemble: Luigi Sottile*
Teresa Panza/Ensemble: Melanye Finister*
A Printer/Ensemble: Peter DeLaurier*
A Farmer/Ensemble: Stephen Novelli*
Director: Ken Marini*
Production Manager: Charles T. Brastow*
Set Designer: James F. Pyne, Jr.
Costume Designer: Marla J. Jurglanis
Lighting Designer: Gregory Scott Miller
Production Stage Manager: Patricia G. Sabato*
Sound Designer: Rob Kaplowitz
Dramaturg: Elizabeth Pool


* Member, Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

What the heck is a “Knight-errant”?
Well it’s a knight who is “errant” meaning wandering or roving in search of adventures. You can find more information on Wikipedia by clicking here.
















Is chivalry dead?
Not to Don Quixote. He knew what it truly meant to be a knight and believed in bravery, honor, loyalty and service to women.

Day in the Life - Nalini Sharma 1

Do you wonder what actors do with their downtime during rehearsals? Then check out this video clip, which features actress Nalini Sharma (who plays Innocenta in The Return of Don Quixote) coaxing one of her fellow actors into gracing her with his own unique brand of wisdom.

Make sure to follow Nalini on Twitter @Nalini_Sharma, visit her website at www.nalinisharma.net, and check her out on IMDB at www.imdb.me/nalinisharma.

Reviews
"THE RETURN OF DON QUIXOTE at People's Light"

By Anders Back, Daily Local News

"17th-Century Spain Evoked Thought-Provokingly in RETURN OF DON QUIXOTE"

By Adam Taxin, Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner

"DON QUIXOTE Returns With a Quiet Vengeance"

By Nikki Krueger, Montgomery News

Articles
"DON QUIXOTE Returns For New Epic Adventure"

By Carrie Compton, Montgomery News

The Scoop, Don Quixote

New at People's Light...and it's FREE!

Join us for The Scoop, a lively discussion before every performance of The Return of Don Quixote. Company actress Alda Cortese, who plays Mrs. Housekeeper, will discuss the world of the play, how and why it was chosen, as well as how it was cast, designed, and rehearsed.. The program will start one hour before the curtain of every performance, in the Main Stage. No reservations needed.

Date: 
Wed, 09/21/2011 - 7:30pm - Sun, 10/16/2011 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Main Stage