La Mancha adds play dates

By weeklyvolcano on May 13, 2008


Tickets to Capital Playhouse’s production of Man of La Mancha have been such a hot item that the Playhouse has released tickets to two added performances: Wednesday, May 28 and Thursday, May 29, both added performances at 7:30 p.m. Man of La Mancha stars Artistic Director Jeff Kingsbury as the 16th century Miguel de Cervantes who is arrested by the Spanish Inquisition, along with his manservant, and finds himself cast into a dungeon of unruly prison mates. The prisoners plot to hold a mock trial for Cervantes with the intention of stealing and burning his possessions. Sancho_quixote

In a desperate attempt to save his treasured manuscript, Cervantes stages â€" with costumes, makeup and the participation of fellow prisoners â€" an unusual defense: the story of Don Quixote. Starring Kingsbury and featuring several returning Capital Playhouse stars, including Jerod Nace as Sancho Panza and Deanna Barrett as Aldonza as well as Erica Penn, Matthew Posner, Bruce Haasl, and Adam Randolph â€" this is a solid cast filled with remarkable talent. Man of La Mancha boasts an award winning score, including the ever-popular "The Impossible Dream."

[Capital Playhouse, through May 31, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, $21-$33, 612 E. Fourth Ave, downtown Olympia, 360.943.2744.]