Fun news for the community. We adapted the novel Don Quixote to a puppet show using marionettes and puppets. We are looking forward to showing it in our new space on October 8 and 15. We know it will be a special treat and hope for a good Hanford audience.
Some of you may be familiar with the Don Quixote story by Miguel Cervantes de Saavedra. It is a Spanish epic novel originally published in the early part of the 1600s. It is considered a founding work of Western literature and labeled the first modern novel.
As a playwright, I took the challenge to adapt it to a puppet stage. In an earlier column I remarked how I thought it would be an easy project to write since we were using puppets. I was wrong. It still took the same elements and time in writing as it does for a script for human actors.
We are using the whole stage for this puppet show. Some years ago, the Hanford Rotary granted us funds to make a puppet theater and we did. We used it often. This time we decided that the Don Quixote characters deserved the whole stage at our new theater.
We are eager for the audience to see what they think of the project. The puppeteers have enjoyed rehearsing and making the story come alive.
This event is pay-what-you-want tickets. We suggest $5 a person, but of course we would love more! There will be four shows, two each Sunday on October 8 and October 15. The show times are 1pm and 5pm.
Tickets available online at our website at www.HanfordMTC.com. Tickets are also available at the door.
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