In scope of Eastern Mediterranean University’s 24th Spring Festival, a theatre play titled “I am Don Quixote” was performed by famous thespians Ozan Güven and Günay Karacaoğlu at Rauf Raif Denktaş Culture and Congress Center at 7:30 p.m. on 16 and 17 May 2019. The play had a large attendance both by the EMU community and members of the TRNC. As a classic adapted to Turkish, the play is directed by Emrah Eren and has a rich cast including Nazlı Tosunoğlu, Ömür Arpacı, Serhan Ernak, Nur Erkul, Dilşat Bozyiğit, Diren Polatoğulları, Enis Aybar, Tuğba Eskicioğlu, Rifat Durmuş and Kamran Velicanov.
“Don Quixote We Know”
Plot of the two act and 130-minute play is as follows:
“Cervantes' immortal work, Don Quixote, once again sets off with a new script on the adaptation of Bulgakov's era. Don Quixote is beyond the Golden Age, Sancho Panzo is beyond Don Quixote. Two pure conscience believing in ‘Sacrifice in Love’ pursued by others. Songs, masks, disguises, duels and windmills. If you ask about the story, it is Don Quixote we know. Senor Quijano goes mad one day, runs from adventure to adventure with his squire Sancho Panza. ‘I am wise for insisting on madness. I prefer the world of madness over a world ruled by opressors. I later understood that the true wisdom is madness. It even saves you from the captivity of fear. I am Don Quixote!’ They say madness is contagious. Wake up Spain! You are Don Quixote!”