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Singing in the Rain

John M. Maurer

John M. Maurer, Diana G. Maurer, Dan Maurer

Approximately 2 hours

Feb 6, 7, 13, 14, 2009 at 8pm
Feb 7, 8, 15, 2009 at 2pm

Kelsey Theatre
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

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After tax collector, soldier, and author Miguel de Cervantes and his assistant, Sancho, foreclose on a church that failed to pay its taxes, the two men are thrown into prison by the Spanish Inquisition. Soon the other prisoners steal Cervantes's possessions, but he convinces them to allow him to win back a package of papers that would not be of value to other people. Pleading his case, Cervantes gives a dramatic defense by reenacting the story of Don Quixote of La Mancha: the passionate and poignant tale of a noble knight who lives in a world of madness and cannnot see that chivalry has died. His holy quest is a mission of salvation to find compassion not for himself but for others. Don Quixote falls in love with the fair maiden, Aldonza(Dulcina), and convinces her to live a moral life. When Quixote is being knighted, the muleteers brutally assault Aldonza. Quixote and Sancho quickly come to Aldonza's rescue but in the end, Quixote only preaches forgiveness. Next, Quixote fights off his darkest foe, the Enchanter. Moved by the story, the prisoners return Quixote's manuscript just before he is called before the Inquisition.


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