March 26 – April 12, 2015
Columbus PAC
Van Fleet Theater
549 Franklin Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Running Time: Ninety minutes.

Talkbacks: After Thursday and Friday performances.
Pay What You Want tickets will be available at the door.
March — April 2015

8pm show

2pm matinee

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March — April 2015

8pm show

2pm matinee

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

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"A funny, fluid and fantastical new work ... Schlueter, director Matt Slaybaugh, and Available Light have created a fiction, a lie, and a wandering wonder."
- Jay Weitz, Columbus Alive (Read more...)

"Whimsical, poignant and lyrical, Don Quixote: a pilgrimage offers images and insights that illuminate life’s erratic journeys."
- Michael Grossberg, Columbus Dispatch (Read more...)

An homage to Don Quixote’s influence, featuring characters from the book mixed with Jen Schlueter’s invented story of a woman, Isabel, making a pilgrimage across modern-day Spain as Sancho Panza and Rocinante (a trusty nag) search for their lost master.

In this splintered adaptation of Cervantes’ novel, Isabel makes a 500 mile pilgrimage across Spain on the Camino de Santiago. Don Quixote: a pilgrimage mixes the massive (and metafictional) novel with a wide variety of modern sources. It examines the power of pilgrimage, how we get lost, and how we can find ourselves again.

Available Light’s latest world premiere production is the result of a year-long collaboration between playwright Jen Schlueter (Joint Artistic Director of the for/word company) and Available Light’s company of artists. Rather than attempting to directly adapt Cervantes’s nine-hundred page masterwork (widely regarded as the first modern novel) the collective used the book as a starting point to explore its structure, characters, themes, and contemporary relevance.

Recommended if You Like: bobrauschenbergamerica, John Cage 101, tilting at windmills

Don Quixote: a pilgrimage is supported by grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council, the Columbus Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council. Additional funding was provided by more than thirty individual supporters through the GCAC’s Power2Give online crowd-funding platform.
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Playwright
Jen Schlueter
Production Manager
Dave Wallingford
Stage Manager
Emily Fisher
Costume Design
Travis Bihn
Lighting Design
Jarod Wilson
as Isabel
Acacia Duncan
as Sancho Panza, et al
Drew Eberly
as Rocinante, et al
Elena Perantoni
as Catalina, Ana, et al
Kim Garrison Hopcraft
as Cardenio, et al
David J. Glover
as Father
Alan Woods












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