Man of La Mancha

book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh

directed by Francis A Daley, musical director Morgan Kelsey

December 7,8,13,14,15,21,22,23,28,29,30, January 3,4,5, 2019

We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes' belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream.



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Cast List

Cervantes/Don Quixote Fred Rueck


Sancho John Lino Ponzini


Aldonza/Dulcinea Elizeth Brito


Governor/Innkeeper Viv Berger


Carrasco/The Duke Roger Grace


Captain of the Inquisition Peter Philip


Innkeeper's Wife Morgana Kate Watson


Antonia Erin Walsh


The Padre/Prisoner Robert Pawlikowski


Pedro Nick Raines


Paco Richard Chad Frey


Anselmo/Barber Alexis M. Vournazos


Muleteer/Prisoner Lindsey Partelow


Prisoner Maya Daley


Inquisitor/Prisoner Chris Marker


The Housekeeper Marsha Prophet



Production Staff

Director Francis A. Daley

Musical Director Morgan Kelsey

Band Morgan Kelsey, Ryan Asbridge, Edward Murphy

Producer Katie Barr

Choreographer Sandra Hernandez

Fight Scene Choreographer Adam Battelstein

Company Manager Jocelyn Beard

Stage Manager Jenna Halse

Scenic Design Leif Smith

Scenic Artist Leif Smith, Kate Moncuse

Lighting Designer Peter Petrino

Set Construction Shagbargh Hickory

Costume Design Terry Hawley

Light/Sound Operator Kilroy

House Managers Christine Daley, Jill Pace, Mary Kimball, Amy Leonard, Vicki Sosbe

Photography Richard Pettibone/Ghostlight Photography

Publicity Christine Daley, Matt Austin


Special Thanks

Mary Kimball, Sherman Players, FM 97.3 WZBG Backstage with Eric Lindblom, Charter Community Vision 192 Cocktails and Curtain Calls with Matt Austin and Beth Young, Curtain Call Theater, Stamford, CT, Ronald Corbett, Viv Berger, Outback Steakhouse, Steve Kolitz and United Methodist Church


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