University Theatre presents 'Man of La Mancha'

Contact: Cara Barnes

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University theatre students will "dream the impossible dream" as they stage several performances of "Man of La Mancha" April 10-19 in the Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

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Performance schedule

  • Friday, April 10, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 11, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 12, 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 19, 2 p.m.

Audiences will follow Miguel Cervantes as he fights to save his novel (and perhaps his life) when he is thrown into a dungeon upon the order of the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes draws upon the sympathies of his fellow prisoners by reenacting the misadventures and romantic journey of Don Quixote. The inmates become caught up with Cervantes’ contagious imagination, taking part in this charming play-within-a-play.

Directed by Jay Berkow, the all-student cast includes Todd Tuchek, Nick Angel, Brittanie Trevarrow, Chuckie Benson, Joe Cavaiani, Elijah Curry, Sara Geist, Elise Harrigan, Aleksandr Krapivkin, Kasady Kwiatkowska, Deontez Lockett, Emily McKay, Jordan Mosley, Mike Perlongo, Brooke Papritz, Lindsay Powers, Blake Price, Payton Reilly, Joey Simon, Kianee Truvillion and Kendall VanAmburg, with stage management by Afton Earp.

Graduating music theatre performance majors will give free performances following the shows April 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18.


All seating for "Man of La Mancha" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $18 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.

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