Quixote Nuevo : Border Stories with Playwright Octavio Solis

11/18/2019 Hyde Square Task Force

Join us for a discussion with playwright and author Octavio Solis on his new play Quixote Nuevo, an exceptionally poetic adaptation of the classic novel. The discussion will be moderated by WBUR’s Cristella Guerra.

Solis will also read excerpts from his book, Retablos: Stories of a Life Lived Along the Border, a memoir of his life growing up in El Paso, Texas. Retablos will be available for sale and signing following the discussion.

Cristela Guerra is an award-winning journalist and arts and culture reporter for The ARTery. She worked for nearly five years at The Boston Globe starting in features and then making her way back to Metro. She’s covered major blizzards, immigration policy, the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the mainland, and breaking news around New England. She started her career in Florida logging seven years at The News-Press where she wrote about about local government, education, crime, and focused on stories out of marginalized communities. In 2014, she won a regional and national Edward R. Murrow Award for a two-day series called “A Spark of Hope.” She's driven to understand people, committed to local stories, and hopes to use the arts as a lens to delve deeper into equity, culture, social justice, and race.



Quixote Nuevo

by Octavio Solis | Directed by KJ Sanchez
Nov. 15 – Dec. 8, 2019
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Avenue

One of literature’s most vibrant and memorable characters, Cervantes’ Don Quixote is boldly brought to life by award-winning playwright Octavio Solis and director KJ Sanchez in this hysterically funny and exceptionally poetic adaption of the classic novel. Transported to a border town in Texas, the eccentric, brilliant knight embarks on a cross-desert quest to reunite with a long-lost love. Chased by Death himself – in the form of roving bands of guitar-playing Calacas – Quixote always leads with his heart in a world of people led astray by their brains. Quixote Nuevo is a triumphant celebration and a rich, contemporary, theatrical fable that has been created anew by Solis, one of the storytellers behind the Disney/Pixar film Coco.

Quixote Nuevo is produced in association with Hartford Stage and Alley Theatre.

Approximate run time:Quixote Nuevo plays in approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one ten-minute intermission. Please note: This production includes theatrical haze, strobe light effects, and the smoking of cocoa shell cigarettes (100% nicotine free).

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BRUNCH: This package includes a small parfait of salad, choice of pre-selected entrée, and a mimosa at MIDA, and a ticket to Quixote Nuevo for $79. Use code MIDABRUNCH to redeem this offer.

DINNER: This package includes a 3 course dinner and a glass of wine at MIDA, and a ticket to Quixote Nuevo for $99. Use code MIDADINNER to redeem this offer.

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