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Man of La Mancha
Do you like knights in shining armor? Bar fights with ladders and lances? Tap-dancing horses, the Spanish Inquisition, and tear-jerking ballads? If you answered â€˜yesâ€™ to any of the above, then come see Man of La Mancha!
Based on Miguel de Cervantesâ€™ classic novel, Don Quixote, this heart-warming musical is the story of the author himself, who has been thrown in prison for foreclosing on a church. To protect his novel from being destroyed, Cervantes (Jason Puckett) tells the story of his own Don Quixote, a man who goes crazy from reading too many books about knights and chivalry. Convinced that he is a knight errant, Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho (Drew Goins) set off to find friendship, danger, laughter, love, and plenty of adventure in their quest to â€˜dream the impossible dreamâ€™.
Man of La Mancha premiers at WHS on Thursday, March 25th at 5:00 PM, and will run Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM. General admission tickets are $5, and reserved seats can be purchased for Friday and Saturday shows for $7 at lunch or from cast members. Also sold at lunch are break-a-leg grams, which you can send to your friends in the cast, crew and pit.
Written by: Clare Shaffer, Assistant Director, Student
Posted: Mar 23, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards