Don Quixote at Tiananmen Square

On June 4th, 1989, military troops entered Tiananmen Square and brutally killed thousands of peaceful protestors. This play reimagines that tragic event through the eyes of Don Quixote. This plays examines political protest, identity, and the importance of story telling in society.
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Don Quixote at Tiananmen Square

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  • David Hansen:
    30 Apr. 2020
    The fictional knight of Cervantes appears in Bejing during the spring of 1989 to inspire a young man who sees himself as a harsh realist during a season of hope and idealism. Cervantes' Quixote was mad, and madness led him from a life of unhappiness to one of wonder and magic. Do we need to be insane to hope for freedom? To have the passion to fight against incredible odds? Ho has created an urgent fable based on true events, celebrating youth, freedom, and the importance of ideals in the face of oppression. Timely and immediate. Highly recommended!