Man of La Mancha
Music and Lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion
Book by Dale Wasserman
November 6th, 7th, and 8th at 7:00, Nov. 8th at 2:00 PM.
Performed at the Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham, Maine.
Directed by John Willey.
Musical Direction by Rebecca Beck.
Assistant Musical Direction by Dave Doyon.
A story of one man’s indomitable vision, spirit and hope.
Set against the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes, a writer poet and actor and his servant, later to be known as Sancho Panza. After being thrown into a prison, and in order for Cervantes to protect his precious manuscript from being burned, he must think quickly and begins to distract the prisoners by telling them the story of Alonso Quijana also known as, Don Quixote de La Mancha!
All of the props used in ‘the play’ appear from a trunk that contains all of Cervantes belongings. In the process of revealing his story through visions, songs and various shenanigans, the prisoners, as well as the audience, are taken on a journey where they are encouraged to act out the various characters of the play within the play. This process pulls the prisoners out of their deeply oppressed mind-set and reveals to them the true possibilities of hope, spirit and attaining ones dreams.
NERTC is proud to be in collaboration with MCHPP, The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. We invite our attending audience members to please bring two non-perishable items of food to donate to our pre-holiday food drive. This is a simple yet tangible and effective way to give back to those in need in our local communities. Thank you in advance for your support!