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Quijóteres Puppet Show

Nov 14 - 1pm PST - Available on Demand

Quijóteres Puppet Show

Dragoncillo Puppet Troupe

United States

Bilingual and accessible to Spanish and English speaking patrons

¡Quijóteres! is a bilingual puppet theatre adaptation of Cervantes’ classic novel that aims to introduce young audiences, regardless of their familiarity with Spanish or the Golden Age, to the comic adventures and themes of Don Quijote. Featuring “muppet-style” puppets on a unique, multi-functional traveling puppet stage, the show takes advantage of its imaginative puppet setting to emphasize the novel’s intensely comical depictions of the ridiculous, with all of the clashes and crashes, valor and vomit, that have distinguished Don Quijote as the quintessential funny book for more than four centuries. The show was produced in 2013, with writing, direction, design, and construction by Jason Yancey, and featured performances by student puppeteers—Caleb Duckworth, Katie Munoz, Russell Cerda, and Lindsay Viviano—with additional support from Grand Valley State University and the Dragoncillo Puppet Troupe.

A post-show talk with artists and experts is included. When you RSVP, links for each day of LA Escena will be sent to you the evening before. 

If you need a last-minute link or technical support, please contact us here.

Bilingüe y accesible para clientes de habla española e inglesa

¡Quijóteres! es una adaptación bilingüe en títeres de la novela clásica de Cervantes. Busca introducir al público joven, al margen de su familiaridad con la lengua castellana o la literatura del Siglo de Oro, a las aventuras y temas del Quijote. Con títeres estilo “muppet” en un escenario móvil y multifuncional, el espectáculo aprovecha las marionetas para enfatizar lo gracioso de la novela, con todos los encuentros y desencuentros que han distinguido al Quijote como el libro cómico por excelencia por más de cuatro siglos.

Charla posterior al espectáculo con artistas y expertos incluida. Al reservar, se le enviarán enlaces para cada día de LA Escena la noche anterior.

Si necesita un enlace de último momento o apoyo técnico, comuníquese con nosotros aquí.

Running Time: 30 minutes/minutos
Content Advisory: Ages 5+

artists + cast

  • Writer / Director / Designer / Construction: Jason Yancey
  • : Grand Valley State University
  • Don Quijote: Caleb Duckworth
  • Sancho Panza / Rocinante: Katie Munoz
  • Cervantes / Labrador / Gaiferos / Windmill: Russell Cerda
  • Sansón Carrasco / Maese Padro / Mujer / Pastor: Lindsay Viviano
Quijóteres Puppet Show

Photos courtesy of Jason Yancey.

dragoncillo puppet troupe logo with the drawing of a skeleton holding up its hands