New York City
Tennessee Williams? Camino Real springs from the mind of the impossible dreamer Don Quixote. Deserted by his faithful Sancho Panza as the play begins, Quixote falls asleep and dreams. A carnival of violence, death and hope unfolds around him. Marking his arrival by scrawling the words “Kilroy Is Here” on a wall in the plaza of Camino Real is the fallen prize-fighter Kilroy, an American innocent preyed upon by Williams?s sensualists and decadents. Recovering from a brain fever as the play begins, encumbered with a heart of gold as big as a baby?s head but threatening to collapse, Kilroy is torn between his desire to escape from limbo and the forbidden love he feels for the virginal Esmeralda.