Peak Performances Quixote

Montclair, New Jersey. March 23 -26. Peak Performances presents the world premiere of Amy Beth Kirsten and Mark Dechiazza’s Quixote. Commissioned by Peak Performances and developed entirely at Montclair State University as park of Peak Performances’ new extended residency program, PeARL (Performing Arts Research Laboratory), Quixote is a bold re-imagining of the Cervantes classic, performed by the HOWL ensemble, including Lindsay Kesselman (soprano), Hai-Ting Chinn (mezzo-soprano), Kirsten Sollek (contralto), Mark DeChiazza and four singing players from Sandbox Percussion: Ian Rosenbaum, Victor Caccese, Terry Sweeney and Jonathan Allen. Quixote, equal parts storefront theatre and expressionistic opera, is the follow-up to Kirsten and DeChiazza’s critically lauded 2014 collaboration Colombine’s Paradise Theatre, which Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times praised as “dark, wild and engrossing.”

 

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