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Man of La Mancha (November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017)

Performances: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017
Location: Seneca Ridge Middle School

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Directed by Kathy Bleutge

MAN OF LA MANCHA is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote.” We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. It’s All the Same, Dulcinea, I’m Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. His dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the “Man of La Mancha” speaks for humankind.

**Content rated PG-13 for violence and some language. 

The Cast:
Captain of the Inquisition: John McArthur
Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana: Tim Silk
Sancho Panza/Cervantes’ Manservant: Scott Tousley
Aldonza/Dulcinea: Kelly Gray
Governor/Innkeeper: Ted Fredrick
The Duke/Dr Sanson Carrasco/Antonia’s fiance/Knight of the Mirrors: Joe Christian
Padre: Jim Collinson
Barber: Paul Gernhardt
Antonia (Alonso’s niece): Sam Hilario
Housekeeper (for Alonso): Susan Kronenberg
Pedro (Muleteer): Peter Marsh
Anselmo (Muleteer): RC Castenada
Jose (Muleteer): Kirk Windsor
Juan (Muleteer)/Inquisitor: Corey McGee
Maria (Innkeeper’s wife): Soni Oberleas
Fermina (serving girl): Becky Roberts
Cantour (Moor’s asst): Maureen Longenecker
Moorish Dancer: Gioia Albi
Moorish Dancer: Riessa Burgess
Moorish Dancer: Alia Robinson
Moorish Dancer: Leecy Silk
Servant: Claudia Escribano

The Crew:
Producer: Lora Buckman
Asst Producer: Sabine Morson
Director: Kathy Bleutge
Music Director: Deb Manion
Choreographer: Jill Hughes
Asst Director: Annette Demott
Music Technicians: Wyndy Fredrick, John Hur
Technical Director: Scott Ruegg
Technical Consultant: Bill Fry
Production Stage Mgr: Helen Gernhardt
Stage Mgr: Patrick Fritz
Assistant Stage Mgr: Karen Baldwin
Set Design: Kathy Bleutge, Terry Dimurro
Fight Director: Steve Schrader
Light Design: Marie Casey
Sound Design: Rick Dulik
Assistant Sound Engineer: Eric Fisher
Props Managers: Peggy Darr, Annabel Johnson
Props Crew: Kim VanArtsdalen
Costume Design: Judith Harmon
Make-up Crew: Jeannie Delisi
Publicity: Angela Hepola, Jen Lofquist
Publicity Crew: Laura Garafolo
Graphic Designer: Kevin Summers
Advertising Mgr: Angela Hepola
House Managers: Susan Bleutge, Barb Gillen
Box Office: Mary Abbott, Mark Humphrey

For more information, send an email to manoflamancha@sterlingplaymakers.com

 

The 39 Steps (February 23,24,25, March 2,3,4 2018)

February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018
Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School

Book by John Buchan, Adapted by Patrick Barlow
Directed by Justin Winters

Take a Hitchcock masterpiece, mix it with a juicy spy novel, and add a smidge of Monty Python and you’ll have The 39 Steps. A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy.  Her murder sets off a nationwide manhunt. A mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail. For anyone who loves the magic of theatre, this two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is a fast-paced whodunit packed with nonstop laughs, zany characters, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (April 20,21,22, 27,28,29 2018)

April 20-22 and 27-29, 2018
Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School

Book by Ken Kesey, Adapted by Dale Wasserman
Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh

A charming rogue schemes to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution to avoid prison work detail. Randle P. McMurphy is sent to the state mental hospital for evaluation where he encounters a motley crew of mostly voluntary inmates and clashes with the fierce head nurse. A boisterous, brawling, fun-loving rebel, McMurphy takes over the yard and rallies the other patients around him by challenging the dictatorship of Nurse Ratched. He promotes gambling in the ward, smuggles in wine and women, and openly defies the rules at every turn. This insolence, which starts as sport, soon develops into a grim battle between the two unyielding opponents.