Triad Stage

Man of La Mancha


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Man of La Mancha

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

Hear the wild winds of fortune.  Your destiny calls and adventure awaits.  A poet, thrown into prison, fears the Inquisitor, but the inmates demand their own kind of justice.  The poet begins to tell a story of a mad Knight determined to achieve his impossible dreams. Join the quest and reach the unreachable star.

From the Artistic Director:
As a kid, my parents took me to The Parkway Playhouse to see Dixie Carter play Aldonza.  I spent my life savings on the cast album at Record Bar and soon knew every lyric from start to finish. As I’ve grown older, my love for this musical has only deepened.  Its meta-theatricality seems as revolutionary now as when it took Broadway by storm.  Its call to change the world no matter what still rings true and producing it at Triad Stage is a long held dream.


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

Technically Talking
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

Wine Tasting
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

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“Such a GREAT production! Very thoughtful interpretation of a classic show! Enjoyed every minute last night! Thank you!”


Cervantes/Don Quixote
Graham Stevens
Michael Yeshion
Luis Quintero
Sherz Aletaha
Josh Foldy
Michael Tourek
Maria, The Innkeeper's Wife
Christine Morris
The Padre
Dan Callaway
Forrest Wilson
Kemari Bryant
Cristina Duchesne
J. Andrew Speas
Captain of the Inquisition
Kezia Moore
Fermina/Aldonza Understudy
Yansa Fatima

Creative Team

Music Director
Dr. Justin P. Cowan
Scenic Designer
Josafath Reynoso
Costume Designer
K. April Soroko
Lighting Designer
Rob Perry
Sound Designer
Christopher Ross-Ewart
Projection Designer
Brian McMullen
Projection Programmer/Assistant
Nick Chimienti
Stage Manager
Janine Wochna
Assistant Stage Manager
Katie Caudle
Resident Vocal Coach
Christine Morris
Resident Movement Coach
Denise Gabriel
InSight Speaker
Ignacio López Alemany

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News & Reviews Man of La Mancha


Spectacular Production ‘Man of La Mancha’ At Triad Stage
Rhino Times
May 13, 2019

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.

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‘Man of La Mancha’ reaches the unreachable
Yes! Weekly
May 8, 2019

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.

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Theater review: Triad Stage presents 'Man of La Mancha'
News & Record
May 4, 2019

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.

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Triad Stage will present 'Man of La Mancha'
News & Record
April 25, 2019

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.

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Lights Up | WHUP
April 23, 2019

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.

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