By Alexandria Harris
Premise: Cervantes and his manservant are imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition and the prisoners put him on trial. His defense is a story.
“Reality–a stone prison crushing the human spirit. Poetry demands imagination and with imagination, you may discover a dream.”- Cervantes
“Miguel de Cervantes I charge you with being an idealist, a bad poet, and an honest man how plead you?” Prisoner
“We both select from life”-Cervantes, referring to how poets and madmen are alike.
“Madness most of all is seeing life as it is, not as it should be.”-Cervantes
I know this is a musical, but I thought I stepped into a distorted production of the Wizard of Oz or The Wiz with all of the tin men and straw people jumping around and Catholic monks as the wicked witches in the first scene.
But no, it just happens to be Cervantes…
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