Saturday, October 24, 2009

Man of La Mancha Theatre Review: The Man is a Woman!

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents

Man of La Mancha
At No Exit Café
Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by David Heimann
Thru November 22, 2009

With a plunger for a sword and a bowl for a helmet, Cervantes proclaims he is the knight, Don Quixote. Sounds crazy? Man of La Mancha is set in a mental institution. The newest inmate at the asylum, Cervantes must convince a jury of his peers that he is not crazy. Man of La Mancha is a play within a play. Don Quixote tells his tales of slaying dragons (windmills), storming castles (the local inn) and rescuing a lady in distress (the local whore) to prove his identity. From the man (Dale Wasserman), who penned One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and the man (and No Exit Café owner Michael James), whose father first produced the 1965 Broadway version, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre presents the musical starring a woman as the Man of La Mancha.

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