90-minute fully staged work for actor, four vocalizing percussionists, soprano, mezzo-soprano, and contralto
Commissioned and produced by Peak Performances @ Montclair State University, as part of the Performing Arts Research Laboratory Artist Residency 2015-2017.
Libretto and Music: Amy Beth Kirsten
Direction and Design: Mark DeChiazza
Mary Ellen Stebbins, lighting design; Palmer Hefferan, sound design; Sylvianne Shurman, costume design; Denisa Musilova, choreographer; Mark DeChiazza, with Erik Trester, video design.
Matthew Tanico, Scholar-in-Residence
Books infect Alonso Quixano (Mark DeChiazza)
The books whisper to Alonso
construction of Dulcinea (Lindsay Kesselman)
The crowd aims to bring Don Quixote (Terry Sweeney) home
Quixote is subjected to a medical exam to find the cause of his madness
A multitude of Sancho Panzas give proverbial advice
In a nightmare, Dulcinea (Lindsay Kesselman) terrorizes Quixote
The Death-Knight (Kirsten Sollek) confronts Alonso at the end of his life
Alonso Quixano confronts his alter ego, Don Quixote of La Mancha
The crowd reflects on what they have lost