Don Quixote The famous tale about the knight of the sorrowful countenance
Everything screams for change – but the butt on the chair is heavy as lead! The world is out of joint – but can we have any influence on it? A nutcase who interferes. A fool who thinks he sees through things.
“Let us be fools and nutcases, even against our better judgment!” is the belief of two old-fashioned ladies, who drag their personal heroes, the idealist Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza (the elite of world literature!) onto the stage in order to preserve them for posterity. Cry and laugh together with them – enjoy the defeats and beatings they take!
Written 400 years ago, the 1400-page Don Quixote was officially voted the “best book of all time” in 2002. But don’t worry, it’s also possible to learn about the story of the idealistic knight of the sorrow countenance in 100 minutes. With spirit, tricks, knowledge, and courage, the two slightly whimsical ladies guide you through a world where foolish delusion and wit, clumsiness and bravery, pragmatism and ardent ideals find common ground in the most entertaining ways.
A co-production with FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater Stuttgart, Théâtre Octobre Brussels
19:00 Uhr, Stadtsaal, Alfred Šramek Saal left
Directors: Alberto García Sánchez, Ulrike Monecke
Puppeteers: Annette Scheibler, Sigrun Kilger
Puppets/objects: Ute Kilger
Music: Andreas Grossmann
Text: Ensemble based freely on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Light: Luigi Consalvo
Photos: Heinrich Hesse
Ensemble Materialtheater Website