El Quijote
Ends Dec 2023 1h 40m
El Quijote
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El Quijote NYC Reviews and Tickets

83%
(25 Reviews)
Positive
96%
Mixed
4%
Negative
0%
Members say
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Clever, Quirky

About the Show

An adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes’ epic novel.

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Member Reviews (25)

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1079 Reviews | 264 Followers
76
Intelligent, Entertaining, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if A very good rendition of the play with some new text to this minimal play.

Don't see it if Translation was a bit of a problem.

891 Reviews | 258 Followers
84
Refreshing, Quirky, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you know the story & would appreciate a fresh view on a small stage with minimal, yet effective staging by a dedicated cast in good costumes

Don't see it if you are in love with the musical or do not like new adaptations of the classic story as this one jumps around a bit.

456 Reviews | 116 Followers
92
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to see a wonderful (albeit short) play of Don Quixote. Played primarily for the comedy.

Don't see it if you don't speak Spanish and don't want to use a translator provided by the theater. Read more

302 Reviews | 150 Followers
89
Great staging, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if A longing rendition of the first European novel of XVII cent on themes of war,peace,fear,sanity,realism vs idealism but E.Q. is first abt*

Don't see it if uninterested in viewing the greatest Spanish masterpiece in original language with English subtitles. Read more

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274 Reviews | 74 Followers
79
Exquisite, Great staging, Confusing

See it if into a superb presentation of a travelogue classic on a small, empty stage; great acting, highlighting some less known portions.

Don't see it if well -- the translation to English worked only to a point, and the choice of scenes felt more choppy than serving a cohesive arc.

179 Reviews | 16 Followers
85
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if laugh good a want you and novel Cervantes classic the of fan a and familiar are You

Don't see it if trfrustrating very was which times few a jammed Mine .devices translation given are Spanish in fluent not are who ,me like ,People

162 Reviews | 25 Followers
95
An amazingly fun ensemble cast, Ambitious, A great adaptation of a literature masterpiece, A must see, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy Spanish language theatre adaptations of classic Spanish literary masterpieces.

Don't see it if You don’t understand Spanish and don’t like seeing theatre in translation. Read more

152 Reviews | 41 Followers
70
Slow, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Love Don Quixote and are looking for a brief and funny version of it in Spanish.

Don't see it if Don’t like translation devices, unless you speak Spanish. The theater is small so they just deal with lack of space

Critic Reviews (1)

The New York Times
March 2nd, 2006
For a previous production

"Impossible dreamers seeking windmills at which to tilt will need to look elsewhere than 'El Quijote,' Repertorio Español's cheerful but uneven dramatization of the Cervantes classic...Staged by Jorge Alí Triana, the bare-stage commedia-style theatrics allow for a lovely opening sequence as well as some broad clowning. But these scenes sometimes disguise a lack of purpose and wholeness."
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