First Rehearsal at Well*Spring
Tuesday, April 2
11:30 a.m. light refreshments, 12:00 p.m. program
4100 Well Spring Dr, Greensboro
Join us to meet the cast and creative team of our final show of the season!
Taproom Talks Storytelling Night | Theme: Dreams
Wednesday, April 24 @ 7:00 pm
Goofy Foot Taproom and Brewery
Community members come together for an evening of stories inspired by Man of La Mancha, in support of Triad Stage! // Facebook event
Tuesday, April 30 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A behind-the-scenes conversation with our director and designers. // Facebook event
Sunday, May 5 @ approx. 4:30 pm (immediately following 2 pm show)
A conversation with a noted expert. // Facebook event
Wednesday, May 8 @ 7:00 pm
A pre-show conversation that offers context and ways to connect to the show's thematic elements. // Facebook event
Thursday, May 9 @ approx. 9:30 pm (immediately following 7:30 pm show)
A free-wheeling discussion with the cast following the show. // Facebook event
Friday, May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy a treat for your palate before the show. // Facebook event
Book Club: Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene
Wednesday, May 15 @ 6:00 pm
Scuppernong Books // Facebook event
“A wonderful production. Imaginative, creative. Stellar performances. Thoroughly enjoyed it.”
Triad Stage’s artistic director, Preston Lane, fulfilled the quest of “The Impossible Dream” through his spectacular production of “Man of La Mancha.” Written by Dale Wasserman and first produced in 1965, the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of Miguel de Cervantes who is cast into prison to await a hearing during the Spanish Inquisition. There, his belongings are stolen by other prisoners and he is forced to present a defense to have them returned. Desperate to regain his most valuable possession—an unfinished manuscript—Cervantes takes on the persona of Don Quixote and enacts his imaginary tales. It is then that the play within a play begins.
I attended the opening night of Triad Stage’s production of Dale Wasserman’s “Man of La Mancha,” and just as the play’s fearless “knight” Don Quixote encourages the audience to “dream the impossible dream,” Triad Stage’s production went above and beyond my expectations.
The Tony Award-winning musical “Man of La Mancha” dates to 1965 and was inspired by the novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes from the early 1600s. It may not be surprising, then, that Triad Stage’s artistic director, Preston Lane, felt the need to set his company’s production in a more contemporary situation.
The story is unforgettable, the music legendary. But if you think you know all there is to know about “Man of La Mancha,” the crew and cast at Triad Stage might just change your mind. The popular musical closes Triad Stage’s 2018-19 season and runs April 28-May 26.
Lights Up! host Wayne Leonard is joined by Man of La Mancha scenic designer Josafath Reynoso, costume designer K. April Soroko, and Marketing & Development Apprentice Mackie Raymond. Segment begins at the 2:41 mark and ends at 15:17.