Arts Club | ON TOUR
Based on the novel by Miguel de
Adapted by Colin Heath and Peter Anderson
Director Wayne Specht
Originally directed by Roy Surette
In Association with Axis Theatre Company
January 10–February 7, 2012
An Epic Comedy of Love and Delusion
This immortal quest has captivated readers for over four centuries. Don Quixote’s tale of courage and madness is reimagined with masks, magic, and mayhem. It is physical comedy at its finest, brought to you in collaboration with Axis Theatre Company, creators of the smash hit The Number 14.
Venue and Contact Info
Jan 10, 2012
Shadbolt Centre for
Jan 12 & 13, 2012
The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre
Jan 14, 2012
Surrey Arts Centre
Jan 17–28, 2012
Audio described performance on January 28, at 4pm
Jan 30, 2012
Jan 31–Feb 4, 2012
Feb 6 & 7, 2012
"Anderson could have been born to play the title role…Don Quixote delivers" —Colin Thomas, The Georgia Straight
"Endlessly inventive…this show is gorgeous. It’s entertaining. And it’s silly" —Jo Ledingham, The Vancouver Courier
"Too many funny moments to recount…You'd be mad to miss it" —Roger Wayne Eberle, Review Vancouver [Read More]
"A thoroughly entertaining piece of theatre…Anderson is simply amazing" —Gillian Lockitch, Review from the House
"Theatres take on a quixotic project" —Vancouver Sun preview [Read More]
"Don Quixote explores humorous, edgy world of the imagination" —The Province preview [Read More]
Praise for Axis Theatre’s The Number 14:
"Winningly wild. A slap-happy ride. The performers go about their work with zest and talent" — New York Times
"Delightful… dazzling, brilliant… astounding! This ride is so exhilarating that you don't really care where you get off" — New York Daily News
"I took my wife as a surprise for her birthday and we both had a fabulous time. A very good production. Thank you"
—Kevin and Sandra, Surrey
"An astonishingly good performance with much unexpected comedic moments"
—Dick, San Anselmo, California
"An enjoyable evening out! The stage set-up was designed to fit the story in an understated manner and allowed for quick flowing changes between scenes. This, I feel, allowed the audience to focus on the story instead of the scenery. The cast quite enchantingly drew us into the fantasy world of Don Quixote - we believed what he believed and felt what he felt. Sancho was played with humour and compassion and is very likeable. All of the cast seemed to be enjoying being a part of this production as their energy was felt throughout the acts"
—Kim, Maple Ridge
"Thoroughly enjoyed this production. I took my oldest daughter and she enjoyed it so much that she has asked for flexible ticket packs for her and her husband for Christmas. Peter Anderson as Don Quixote and Michel Perron as Sancho were completely worth the price of admission. I highly recommend taking the time to get down to Granville Island to see this production. You will not be disappointed"
—John, Zama City, Alberta
"1965's Man of La Mancha introduced Cervantes to North America. The Arts Club production of Don Quixote allows Cervantes to tell his story with all its comedy, pathos, biting satire and human spirit. The simple yet complex sets, masks and costumes recreate the picaresque style of the times. The soft musical underscore of classical guitar played live in a corner of the stage polished the mood. Don Quixote is a must see production!"
—Marc, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
"I came to the play having never read the book, nor seen the musical or play adaptations. A Don Quixote neophyte. The reverse occurred. It was just plain fun. The setting is about 400-500 years old but the theme, story and human condition the same. I totally related to the content; plus laughed out loud several times. The costumes were great along with the engaging performance of all of the actors. Thank you"
"A majestic presentation! Well acted, very humorous, engaging and well done. We are lucky to live in a city that has a facility and the support for such an excellent production! Bravo Bravo! Would highly recommend!"
"My husband and I took two foreign students to this production. Both had studied the story of Don Quixote and were thrilled to see it in a theatre production as it brought everything to life for them. Although they have limited English, they felt a live theatre production provided them an entertaining way to improve their listening skills."
"This was most enjoyable! The actors did an excellent performance and we just loved the costuming. I would definitely recommend this play to anyone!"
"Well done. Very enjoyable play."
Behind the Scenes
By Colin Heath and Peter Anderson
Adapted from the novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Starring Peter Anderson, with Sasa Brown, Michel Perron, Marco Soriano, Raphael Kepinski, Beatrice Zeilinger, Allan Zinyk
Director Wayne Specht
Original Director Roy Surette
Dramaturg Rachel Ditor
Set and Props Designer David Roberts
Original Lighting Designer Gerald King
Tour Lighting Designer Darren Hales
Costume Designer Sheila White
Mask Designer Melody Anderson
Original Music Robert Buckley
Choreographer Karen Pitkethly
Fight Director David Bloom
Stage Manager Louis-Marie Bournival
Assistant Stage Manager Ingrid Turk