Man of La Mancha

October 18-November 22, 2009

Directed by David Heimann
Music Direction
by Ethan Deppe
Choreography by Maggie Portman
by Dale Wasserman
Lyrics by Joe Darion
by Mitch Leigh
Stage Manager: Chris Pazdernik
Technical Director: Kyle Land
Costume Designer: Carrie Colden

Featuring: Danielle Brothers, Sarah Hayes, Anthony Apodaca, Kent Joseph, Dan Waters, Kyle Greer, Jennifer Young, Trisha Ditsworth, Michael Hershberg, Maggie Portman, and Tom Moore

Man from scene in La Mancha

The original musical, Man of La Mancha, about gallantry, chivalry and hope takes place in a Spanish prison, where Miguel de Cervantes (novelist of The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) tells and performs the story of Don Quixote with his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.  The Theo Ubique version updates the set in a contemporary mental institution, where a person thinking she is Cervantes is admitted and tells the story of Don Quixote, making it a play within a play within a play.  The Impossible Dream from the musical’s song list became a classic.