Man of La Mancha

“I know who I am and who I may be, if I choose” – from Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

City Theatre of Independence is currently in the midst of rehearsals for Man of La Mancha. This will be the final production of the 2021-2022 season. The musical will run June 3rd-5th and June 10th-12th at the Roger T. Sermon Center.

Man of La Mancha is a 1965 musical play by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion. It was inspired by the epic 17th-century novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The original 1965 Broadway musical won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The show is described as a “play within a play.” Cervantes, a character in the musical, plays the role of Don Quixote from a prison cell after being arrested by the Spanish Inquisition. With the help of his manservant and the other prisoners, Cervantes acts out the epic tale of Don Quixote.

City Theatre of Independence’s production of Man of La Mancha features the talents of:

Miguel de Cervantes/ Don Quixote/ Alonso Quijana – Richard Gill
Cervantes’ Manservant/ Sancho Panza – Alex West
Aldonza/ Dulcinea – Briana Marxen-McCollom
Atonia – Madeleine Rodriguez
Padre – Andres Mendoza
Dr. Sanson Carrasco (The Knight of Mirrors) – Drew Jones
Governor/ Innkeeper – Jerry Tracy
Housekeeper – Stephanie Flanagan
Barber – Nicholas Crawford
Captain of the Inquisition/ Gypsy Singer/ Muleteer/ Male Understudy – Robin Caroll-Dolci
Gypsy Dancer/ Ensemble/ Female Understudy – Jada Wilson

Tickets can be purchased in advance at: https://citytheatreofindependence.ticketleap.com/man-a-la-mancha/

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