Time: July 9, 2011 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: freeFall Theatre
Street: 6099 Central Ave.
City/Town: St. Petersburg
Website or Map: http://freefalltheatre.com
Event Type: theatre, production
Organized By: Bonnie Tefft
Latest Activity: May 5, 2011
Book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. We will continue the experimentation we started with 2008's The Wild Party, with this "immersive environmental" production of the classic musical retelling of Cervante's classic Don Quixote. The line between stage and audience will be erased and audience and actors alike will inhabit the fantastical and idealistic world of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance. Alonso Quijana is an old and ailing gentleman who immerses himself in the fantasy literature of knights and dragons. He dreams that he is the fearless knight, Don Quixote, in search of his beautiful and virtuous Dulcinea. As he sets off on his quest, his family hatches a plan to cure him of his "insanity" through an encounter with the invented "Knight of the Mirrors." This rhapsody on the importance of idealism and imagination in a world of stark and cruel realities, features hit songs like "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea," and "The Impossible Dream."