The First Street Community Center in Mount Vernon, Iowa is pleased to announce a wonderfully talented theatre troop performing with some “strings attached” this Saturday.
There will be two performances: January 16th @ 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Tickets are: $4.00.
This rendition of “The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” is loosely based on the classic novel from 1605. It begins with the hand puppet short “Once Upon a Time Machine” and brings to life an old world form of entertainment for a new age audience.
There’s truly something for everyone here, with virtuoso flamenco guitar music, stringed puppets over 30” tall, and a 30 foot wide stage where puppets and performers blend and blur fantasy and reality.
The shows main theme is just plain fun, but it also touches on the magic of literature and how “Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be.”