DON QUIJOTE -----------

Comical tragedy based on the same-titled work by Cervantes

In 2017 it will be 401 years from death of the famous Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes. A lot of time has passed and some things really have changed. Today no-one will be sold as a slave on a galley, as happened with the world-famous author. But the pirates are still there – they just forgot about the galleys and use modern technologies now.

Now it seems we´re living in a bigger time than Cervantes was. We have airplanes. We land on planets and melt the ice sheet. But has also human nature changed? Still fame and honor, joy and desire, sadness and jealousy accompany the modern don Quijotes on their journeys. Time is a deceptive fella, he creates the illusion on a change, but the human soul doesn´t develop like this. And suddenly it feels, that the legendary novel of Cervantes is actually talking about the present-day.

Director Aare Toikka and designer Kaspar Jancis create a playful world, where many realities exist at once: the golden days of Spain, the grey days of soviet Estonia and the completely confusing days of today´s global village. And suddenly don Quijote doesn´t seem the craziest of us at all.

Premiere: March 7, 2017 in Tallinn City Theatre Hobuveski

Author and director: Aare Toikka
Designer: Kaspar Jancis
Light designer: Sander Põllu
Choreographer: Marge Ehrenbusch
Fight choreographer: Tanel Saar
Musical design: Aare Toikka, Kaspar Jancis and Peeter Rebane
Cast: Ago Soots, Elina Reinold, Meelis Põdersoo, Margo Teder and from Kuressaare City Theatre: Lauli Otsar, Risto Vaidla, Markus Habakukk
Photographer: Siim Vahur