Ethan Benell as Don Quixote and Kevin Maphis as Sancho.
PARAMUS, N.J. – Continuing in their 50th anniversary season, Bergenstages will bring to life the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes in the musical “Man of La Mancha” by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion in the Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre at Bergen Community College’s main campus in Paramus (400 Paramus Road) in December.
Directed by Professor Jim Bumgardner with music directed by Professor Jessica Abrams, the play takes place during the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes, in prison awaiting trial, and his fellow prisoners perform a play-within-a-play, telling the story of the elderly Alonso Quijana, who renames himself “Don Quixote” and goes on a quest to right all wrongs in the world. The Spanish-inflected score includes the classic numbers “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him” and “Little Bird.”
Performances will take place in the Ciccone Theatre on Friday, December 1, Saturday, December 2, Thursday, December 7, Friday, December 8, and Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Matinee performances take place on Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 seniors and $5 for all students. For seats, visit tickets.bergen.edu or call (201) 447-7428.
Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu), a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 13,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.
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