‘Man of La Mancha’ Bows Oct. 15 at TAMIU’s New Theatre
Posted: 10/08/2009

‘Man of La Mancha’ Bows
in new TAMIU Theatre Oct. 15

Man of La Mancha artThe new theatre at Texas A&M International University’s Center for the Fine and Performing Arts will be inaugurated with a dream of a performance: the beloved musical “Man of La Mancha” opening Oct. 15 with performance through Oct. 18.

The Laredo Theater Guild International, in cooperation with TAMIU, is presenting Dale Wasserman’s musical adaptation of his non-musical teleplay 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.

Performances are Thursday, Oct. 15 , Friday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. A Sunday, Oct. 18 matinee will be offered at 3 p.m. For ticket information, contact the Laredo Theater Guild International at 956.319.8610.

Directed by José Flores, it features veteran actors Joe Arciniega and Raul Staggs and introduces Lexie De Anda. Musical direction is by Brendan Townsend with choreography by TAMIU’s Bede Leyendecker, chair of the department of fine and performing arts.

The winner of five Tony Awards, Man of La Mancha 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.)

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