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Man of La Mancha @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts – Review

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Written by Daniella Litvak 

Miguel de Cervantes was born near Madrid in 1547 and died in Madrid in 1616. He was a soldier, a prisoner, a poet, and a playwright. He is also credited with authoring the first modern novel —Don Quixote. Hundreds of years have passed since it was written, and the world still loves Don Quixote. The novel has spawned numerous adaptations. One of the most popular is Man of La Mancha — a Broadway musical created by Dale Wasserman, Joe Darion, and Mitch Leigh that debuted in 1965.[1] Continue Reading

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Anteater TV Interview with the cast and crew : Man of La Mancha @ UCI in Irvine – Video

November 14 – 22, 2015
Irvine Barclay Theatre

Miguel de Cervantes, aging and an utter failure as playwright, poet and tax collector, has been thrown into a dungeon in Seville to await trial by the Spanish Inquisition for an offense against the Church. There he is dragged before a kangaroo court of his fellow prisoners, who plan to confiscate his few possessions—including the uncompleted manuscript of a novel, Don Quixote. Cervantes, seeking to save the manuscript, proposes his defense in the form of a play. The “court” agrees, and Cervantes and his manservant apply make-up and costumes, transforming themselves into Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Quixote – a man of questionable sanity – and Sancho take to the road in a quest to restore the age of chivalry, battle all evil, and right all wrongs. Taken from UCI website 

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