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Man of La Mancha

15 November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 24 November 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until 24 November 2018

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 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 incomplete 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 don make-up and costumes, transforming themselves into Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. They then play out the story with the prisoners taking the roles of other characters.
Quixote and Sancho take to the road in a quest to restore the age of chivalry, battle all evil, and right all wrongs.
The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

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Date:
15 November 2018
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Organiser

St. Jude’s Players
Phone:
0436 262 628
Email:
info@stjudesplayers.asn.au
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Genre
Musical
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Venue

St. Jude’s Players
444 Brighton Rd
Brighton, South Australia 5048 Australia
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Phone:
0436 262 628
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