The endearing Don Quixote is as courageous as they come; the quintessential knight errant of dazzling morals. A compulsive reader, and subsequent dreamer, he writes the final chapter of his life with grandiose flare, fighting giants and armies of enemies, thrashing dishonorable vagabonds, and upending inns all in the name of love and honor.
Peter Anderson takes on the mighty role of Quixote with as much vim and vigor as the man himself. He is hilarious and sympathetic and his timing is impeccable; he's the real McCoy, the whole hog, the full Monty. He and Michel Perron, who braves the role of Quixote's hopeful sidekick Sancho Panza, will have you rolling in the aisles.
David Roberts' set and props design is both clever and brilliantly executed. His ideas are fresh and ingenious. Melody Anderson's intricate masks add a clever dimension to the characters that pops them out from the minimal background, and Sheila White's costumes are beautiful and thoughtfully tailored to each character.
Don Quixote doesn't feel like a standard play where the first act is packed with information and the second act rushes to tie up all the ends. Instead, it is a pleasant, steady flow of captivating story that holds you steadfast until the end.
check out the Arts Club on Tour for show times, and bring the whole family, you won't want to miss it.