Nov 15

Don Quixote de la Mancha
a new translation of the Spanish comedy by Guillén de Castro

A Staged Reading
Produced by UCI's New Swan Shakespeare Center & UCI's Brown Bag Theater Company

Script translated & adapted by UCLA's Diversifying the Classics

Directed by Eden Aztlán & Jesús López Vargas

Dramaturgy by Rhonda Sharrah
Featuring illustrations by Destiny Esquivel

Tuesday, November 14 @ 7:30pm
Wednesday, November 15 @ 7:00pm

UCI's Little Theater (first floor of Humanities Hall HH)

Free to the public | Open seating
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The comedias of the Hispanic Golden Age are plays for the people; performances took place in open-air theaters, where attendees of all classes and sexes commingled. At the same time the works are sophisticated urban dramas, offering pointed reflections on the constructed nature of class and gender as well as the performativity of social roles in the burgeoning city, issues that resonate with audiences today.

Diversifying the Classics promotes the vibrant, Spanish-language theatrical tradition developed on both sides of the Atlantic by playwrights such as Spaniards Lope de Vega and Calderón de la Barca, or Mexicans Ruiz de Alarcón and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. The project seeks to foster awareness and appreciation of Hispanic classical theater in Los Angeles and beyond, expanding the canon to include the heritage of US Latinx communities. 

For more information please contact Jesús López at