Theater and Dance

Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion

Thursday, December 6, 2012, 8 p.m.
Friday, December 7, 2012, 8 p.m.
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8 p.m.
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 2 p.m.

Tickets: $11 Public, $8 Seniors/OC Staff & Faculty, $5 Students (purchase tickets)
All tickets $3 more at the door
Location: Hall Auditorium (directions)

Chris Flaharty, director

One of the great classic plays of the American Musical Theater, Man of La Mancha resounds with the strength of the human spirit and the power of imagination to overcome despair. A down-on-his-luck author and actor, Miguel de Cervantes, has run afoul of the Spanish Inquisition. In a 16th century prison he is stripped of his possessions by a motley assortment of thieves, cutthroats, whores and misfits. As Cervantes mounts a brilliant theatrical defense to redeem one precious, uncompleted manuscript, the prisoners become characters from his novel—A transformative tale bursting with passion, hilarity, romance and courage, from which Cervantes conjures his inspired creation Don Quixote, a mad Knight on an even madder Quest: to make the world a better place.

“Only he who attempts the absurd is capable of achieving the impossible.”

Man of La Mancha

Photo: Honoré: Don Quixote