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Reviews of "Quixote Nuevo*

Reviews of our Co-Production 

“Brilliant … it's rare that you come across a new adaptation of a classic text that feels groundbreaking and new while still retaining the heart of the original.” —BroadwayWorld

"Bursting with Tejano music and puppets of many sizes and styles, Quixote Nuevo deftly and efficiently leads viewers from reality to fantasy and into the murky borderlands that lie in between." —Seattle Times

"Brilliant yet accessible, visually stunning, and truly fun despite being emotionally complex." —DailyUW

"Quixote Nuevo commands the stage, reminding audiences what it means to be epic…Go see the play for yourself!" —Drama In The Hood

"Playwright Octavio Solis has fashioned a highly inventive meditation on old age and its sorrows—and on the gnawing desire for second chances late in life—while also mining a rich vein of comedy." —Brian Robin

Critic Reviews

“Parallels the comedic romps of the original knight of La Mancha in the somber shadows of the U.S. immigration crisis and the indignities of aging to mixed success.” –MD Theatre Guide

“A brilliant reinterpretation of a classic. It's rare that you come across a new adaptation of a classic text that feels groundbreaking and new while still retaining the heart of the original.” –BroadwayWorld

“This vivid response to the persistent call of one of the great tales in literature is as densely textured as it is often entertaining and touching.” –The Denver Post

“There may be few places on Earth where hope and despair run so closely parallel to each other, and who better to illustrate it with a bit of humor than the original windmill tilter?” –OnStage Colorado

“The wistful, whimsical Quixote Nuevo casts a winning spell with a reimagined tale of Cervantes' dreamer hero.” –Metro Weekly

“No one summons the epic grandeur of the Southwest like Solis, and that’s what elevates this quest into the heart of Quixote.” –The Mercury News

Quixote Nuevo, penned by esteemed Mexican American playwright Octavio Solis, tackles a lot of heady issues in its 150-minute run time: The stress of caring for someone with dementia, the inevitability of death, the dignity of being allowed to die on one’s own terms — even when those terms make sense to no one but you.” –DC Theater Arts

“Surrender to it all. Observe, listen from the heart, resist the urge to fight or flee what challenges. We all arrive with our biases, beliefs, and preferences; allowing space for Nuevo’s storytelling through performer’s body language, tone of voice, and authenticity opens a teachable moment.” –In Good Taste Denver

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