Bilingual Foundation of the Arts

presents

 

"EL HOMBRE DE LA MANCHA"

Book by Dale Wasserman
Lyrics by Joe Damon
Music by Mitch Leigh

Directed by Margarita Galban

 

Presented En Español

 

Saturday, October 1, 2016

7:30 p.m.

 

Tickets: $20.00

Seniors: $15.00

Students & Educators: $5.00


 


 

El Hombre de La Mancha es un musical con libreto de Dale Wasserman, música de Mitch Leigh y letras de Joe Darion, basado en la obra de television “Yo, Don Quijote”, también de Wasserman, que a su vez está inspirada por la novela Don Quijote de La Mancha de Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Su trama arranca con el propio Cervantes encerrado en una prisión mientras aguarda una audiencia con la Inquisición Española; Para evitar que sus compañeros de celda le arrebaten un preciado manuscrito que lleva consigo, Cervantes sugiere representar una función teatral sobre la figura de Don Quijote, en la que él y el resto de prisioneros interpretan los diferentes personajes. Según Wasserman, El hombre de La Mancha en ningún caso pretende ser una adaptación fiel de la vida de Cervantes ni de su obra maestra, y no debe tomarse como una versión musical del Quijote.

La producción original de Broadway se estrenó en 1965 y desde entonces el espectáculo ha sido puesto en escena en numerosas ocasiones a lo largo de todo el mundo. Entre sus famosas canciones destaca "El sueño imposible” ", que se ha convertido en un clásico y ha sido interpretada por múltiples artistas.

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Man of La Mancha is a 1964 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Damon, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. The work is not, and does not pretend to be, a faithful rendition of either Cervantes' life or of Don Quixote. Wasserman complained repeatedly about taking the work as a musical version of Don Quixote.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived several times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.

The principal song, “The Impossible Dream” became a standard. The musical has played in many other countries around the world, with productions in Dutch, French (translation by Jaques Brei), German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Icelandic, Gujarati, Uzbek, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swahili, Finnish, Ukrainian and nine distinctly different dialects of the Spanish language.

 

Sponsored by The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, Garrett & Hartley Faculty Master Homes, Ortiz Programs, Whittier Scholars Program, and the Department of Modern Languages.

 

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