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The Quest for Don Quixote

The Quest for Don Quixote
Your Price: $17.95 CDN
Author: Mark Brown
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing (cover image may change)
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 101
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 161959112X
ISBN-13: 9781619591127
Cast Size: 2 female, 4 male

About the Play:

The Quest for Don Quixote is a full-length comedy adapted for the stage by Mark Brown from the novel The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes. A play about a struggling playwright faced with the daunting task of adapting the massive literary classic of Don Quixote overnight. With the help of his wisecracking agent and the people found in a Starbucks where the writer has set up shop, the playwright churns out a zany script and delightfully theatrical, hilarious retelling of Cervantes's classic tale.

The Quest for Don Quixote is comedic adaptation of a classic masterpiece, but with this adaptation beginning in a Starbucks. Playwright Ben Eisenberg is feverishly working on his stage adaptation of Don Quixote, with rehearsals starting tomorrow. But there's one big problem – he hasn't written a single word. In fact, he hasn't written anything in years, and his status as wunderkind playwright is quickly fading to has-been hack. His agent is apoplectic, the producer's advance is long since spent and adapting a 1,000-page Renaissance adventure is beginning to feel a bit like tilting at windmills. But then, whether from a stroke of genius or a near-lethal dose of caffeine and Xanax, Starbucks itself begins to transform, with patrons becoming characters in this delightfully theatrical, hilarious retelling of Cervantes' classic tale. But all is not as it seems. Danger lurks in the shadows, putting both the lives of Don Quixote and playwright Ben at risk. With windmills, horses, and demons, The Quest for Don Quixote is fast-paced comedy about writer's block and the ultimate in procrastination.

The Quest for Don Quixote had its world premiere in 2015 during the Arkansas New Play Festival at Theatre Squared in Fayetteville. Since then it has been consistently delighting audiences, and has become a staple of community theatres, regional repertory houses, and high schools.

Cast: 2 female, 4 male

About the Playwright:

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) was a Spanish novelist, playwright, poet, and the most important and celebrated figure in Spanish literature. His biggest success came with his novel Don Quixote that has been translated, in full or in part, into more than 60 languages.

Mark Brown is an award-winning American actor and writer. His play Around the World in 80 Days has been produced off-Broadway twice, all across the US, Canada, England, South Africa, Turkey, India, and Bangladesh, and has been translated into Turkish.

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