The Man of La Mancha
By Dale Wasserman
Directed by Mort Paul
Musical direction Bonnie Stebbings
Choreographer Ann McInulty-Gogo
April 24-May 18, 2014
Man of La Mancha is nothing short of epic. This musical story of knight-errant Don Quixote, his servant Sancho, and the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea (actually a prostitute named Aldonza) is both romantic and noble. A tale within a tale, set in a Spanish prison during the inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes, a poet, playwright and tax collector is imprisoned. To survive an attack by other inmates, Cervantes defends himself by engaging the prisoners in his fantasy, even assigning them parts in his story of Don Quixote—a mad dreamer who strives to “dream the impossible dream.”
This amazing musical has been running successfully for the past 50 years. Audiences everywhere join Don Quixote in believing that reaching for the unreachable star is not only possible, but necessary if we’re to escape from some of the true horrors of life. Translated and performed in many other languages, Man of La Mancha is clearly going to continue to capture the hearts of audiences both for its beautiful music and for the nobility of its lead character who “is either the wisest madman or the maddest wise man in the world.”
APRIL 24-MAY 18, 2014
Dinner Theatre: Friday & Saturday evenings
Preview Night: Members 2 for 1 – Thurs. April 24
Thursdays: May 1, 8, 15 – Doors 7:30 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: April 25, May 2, 9, 16 - Doors 6:00 p.m., Dinner 6:30 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: April 26, May 3, 10, 17- Doors 6:00 p.m. Dinner 6:30 p.m. Show 8:00 p.m.
Matinee Sundays: May 4, 11, 18 – Doors 1:30 p.m. Show 2:00 p.m.
Show $25 – Members $23 – Dinner $20
Menu - Catering provided by Martin Tang, Appetit Food for Thought, 534 1st Ave. Ladysmith
Reservations: Box Office 250-924-0658 Open Wed & Fri 2-4 p.m. or on line www.ladysmiththeatre.com
Theatre address: 4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith V9G 1J3
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