MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Dale Wasserman
music by Joe Darion lyrics by Mitch Leigh
original production staged by Albert Marre
originally produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
directed by Antonio Ocampo-Guzman
music direction by David Reiffel movement direction by Judith Chaffee
An energetic revival of the Tony-award winning musical, Man of La Mancha features Boston-area favorite Maurice Emmanuel Parent (The Gift Horse, Ragtime, Cabaret) as the eponymous knight errant, Don Quixote, on his quest to dream the impossible dream. Journey along with us and experience this classic musical adventure with your entire family.
STATEMENTS OF SURVIVAL SERIES
Unveiled | Statements after an Arrest under the Immorality Act | Lonely Planet | Ripe Frenzy
Sunday 12/10, 2pm
Sunday 12/17, 2pm
Thursday 12/14, 2pm
And the world will be better for this
That one man scorned and covered with scars
Still strove with his last ounce of courage
To fight the unbeatable foe, to reach the unreachable star!
The song also holds a special meaning in Boston, thanks to its association with the 1967 Red Sox.
Having not played in a World Series since 1946, and having finished in second-to-last place the year before, the Red Sox’ historic journey to the American League pennant was dubbed The Impossible Dream by the Boston Globe, and the track was adopted as a theme song by both the team and its fans. Although the team ultimately lost to the Cardinals, the excitement built over that season reinvigorated Boston’s relationship with baseball.
“There’s never been anything like it,” sports photographer Frank O’Brien told The Boston Globe this year, in a feature commemorating the Impossible Dream season’s 50th anniversary. “Absolutely the most important year in the history of the Boston Red Sox.”