MAN OF LA MANCHA
Stage director: Aric Diamani
Music director and conductor: Sally Hoffmann
Producer: Robert Mangialardi
Date and time: 7:30 pm Friday, August 5; Saturday, August 6; Monday, August 8; and Tuesday, August 9; 3:00 pm Sunday, August 7
Location: Westbrook Auditorium (in Presser Hall), Illinois Wesleyan University, 1210 N Park St, Bloomington, IL
Seating Information: Seating in Westbrook Auditorium is general except for
- Accessible Seating: If you need wheelchair and companion seating, contact Mindy at 309-824-3047.
- Groups of 10 may have reserved seats. Contact Mindy at 309-824-3047 to reserve your seats and to receive a 10% discount on the total amount of purchased tickets.
Man of La Mancha is a classic among classics, so who better to bring it to the Bloomington-Normal stage than Prairie Fire Theatre? Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century masterpiece Don Quixote, “La Mancha” will inspire, delight, and break your heart all at the same time. The story: While awaiting trial during the Spanish Inquisition, Cervantes and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana/Don Quixote who goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The rousing score, which demands strong voices, includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” and “Dulcinea.”