Don Q

September 8, 2011
Arte Y Vida


The Joffrey Ballet Presents
The World Premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s  Don Quixote
Live accompaniment by The Chicago Sinfonietta

Possokhov returns to the Joffrey to present a fresh interpretation of the classic story written by Miguel de Cervantes.

Possokhov seeks to tell the traditional Spanish story – with familiar characters Kitri and her beloved Basilio, the foppish Gamache, side-kick Sancho Panza, plus toreadors and mythical Dryads – but from the perspective of Don Quixote himself.  An aging nobleman obsessed with reading books about chivalry, Don Quixote imagines himself to be a valiant knight off to rescue the damsel Dulcinea in a world where windmills become monsters and a new adventure awaits beyond every horizon.  Possokhov uses humor and drama to breathe new life into the timeless tale about love, honor and passion.

Wednesday, October 12 through Sunday, October 23.

Wednesday, October 12 at 7:30 pm;
*Friday, October 14 at 7:30 pm;
Saturday, October 15 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm;
Sunday, October 16 at 2 pm;
Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 pm;
Friday, October 21 at 7:30 pm;
Saturday, October 22 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm;
Sunday, October 23 at 2 pm.

Tickets $25 to $149
Tickets available online through Ticketmaster

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University
50 E. Congress Parkway

Enter to win a pair of complimentary tickets for the performance on Friday, October 14. Winner will be selected randomly and notified via email. Tickets will be held at Will Call.