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Henry Godinez

Michael Brosilow

When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 17 2017
Price: $35-$80
Henry Godinez isn't the Don Quixote type. That is, he doesn't much resemble the popular image of that famously misguided knight errant, propagated by everybody from Daumier and Doré to Dali and Picasso. Based, I guess, on a brief description that appears at the beginning of Miguel de Cervantes's vast 400-year-old comic novel The Adventures of Don Quixote, we've come to picture the man from La Mancha as your basic long drink of water. Godinez, by contrast, is compact and muscular. What makes him convincing as the title figure in Mónica Hoth and Claudio Valdés Kuri's otherwise frustrating Quixote: On the Conquest of Self, running now at Writers Theatre, isn't his looks so much as his great, good-humored energy. His cracked charm. Continue reading >>

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