Davis Gaines stars as Don Quixote (Cervantes) in Musical Theatre West's production of Man of La Mancha. Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita co-stars as Aldonza. Nick DeGruccio directs.
This Tony Award winner for Best Musical by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman, features one of Broadway's great standards, "The Impossible Dream," and takes place during the height of the Spanish Inquisition.
While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alonso Quijana, a man who has set his own reality aside and becomes Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea.