‘Man of La Mancha’ Coming to TAMIU
Posted: 10/02/2009

‘Man of La Mancha’
Comes to TAMIU Oct. 15-18

Man of La Mancha artAn impossible dream comes true this October at Texas A&M International University as the beloved musical Man of La Mancha inaugurates the new Center for the Fine and Performing Arts theatre Oct. 15-18.

Dale Wasserman’s musical adaptation of his non-musical teleplay will be presented by the Laredo Theater Guild International in cooperation with TAMIU as part of the University’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Inspired by the 17th century masterpiece Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, it details the adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his weary "squire," Sancho Panza.

Directed by José Flores, it features veteran actors Joe Arciniega and Raul Staggs and introduces Lexie De Anda. Musical direction is by Brendan Townsend and choreography is by Bede Leyendecker.

Performances will be Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. The Sunday, Oct. 18 matinee will be offered at 3 p.m.

The winner of five Tony Awards, it has been revived on Broadway four times, performed around the world, and was the basis for a popular movie starring Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren (1972.)

Tickets are available for presale at Foster's on Del Mar Boulevard. General admission is $15 and $10 discounted admission for students w/ID and seniors.

For information, contact the Laredo Theater Guild International at 956.319.8610.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu