We’re opening our 2018 Season with Octavio Solis’ World Premiere of Quixote Nuevo, directed by KJ Sanchez! Our music-filled contemporary retelling of Cervantes’ classic novel will feature feature Emilio Delgado, best known for his long-running role as Luis on Sesame Street, in the title role, and a cast of Latinx actors from the Bay Area and beyond:
Juan Amador (who can often be seen DJing locally, including for the Grammy-nominated group Alphabet Rockers), as Sancho; Carlos Aguirre (Bruja, Lily’s Revenge, and Oedipus el Rey at Magic Theatre; Campo Santo’s Fuku Americanus and A Place to Stand); Hugo Carbajal (Heart Shaped Nebula and The Great Divide at Shotgun Players, San Francisco Mime Troupe’s Freedomland and Oil and Water); Gianna DiGregorio Rivera (Custom Made Theater’s How I Learned to Drive, Santa Cruz Shakespeare’s Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream); Michele Apriña Leavy (A Tale of Autumn, Blackademics, The Late Wedding, and many more at Crowded Fire Theater, The Seagull, Twelfth Night, and Comedy of Errors at Livermore Shakespeare); and Sol Castillo (The Night Fairy, Charlotte’s Web, and Adventures of Pop Quinly at South Coast Repertory, Sunsets & Margaritas at Denver Center, and Of Mice and Men at Pasadena Playhouse), all making their Bruns debuts. Returning to Cal Shakes are Amy Lizardo (Cal Shakes’ All the Bay’s a Stage touring production of The Tempest, Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar, Hundred Days at Z Space, The Unfortunates at A.C.T.) and Sarita Ocón (Cal Shakes’ All the Bay’s a Stage touring production of Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire and To The Bone at Ubuntu Theater Project, The River Bride at Arizona Theater Company, PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo at South Coast Repertory).
Quixote Nuevo’s creative team includes: Scenic Designer Annie Smart (whose previous designs for Cal Shakes include Measure for Measure and The Glass Menagerie); Costume Designer Ulises Alcala (The Gangster of Love at Magic Theater, The Merry Wives of Windsor at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Don Pasquale, Le Nozze di Figaro, and many more at San Francisco Opera); Lighting Designer Wen-Ling Liao (Vietgone at A.C.T., Reel to Reel at Magic Theatre, Barbecue at San Francisco Playhouse); Co-Composer/Music Director, & Sound Designer David R Molina (Lydia at Mark Taper Forum, Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles at Oregon Shakespeare Festival) and Co-Composer/Music Director Eduardo Robledo (musician, performer, and educator who has been a member of Teatro De La Gente, Teatro Campesino and the San Francisco Mime Troupe).
Quixote Nuevo plays from June 13-July 1. Click here for tickets and more information.