‘Man of La Mancha’ concludes April 27-29 on Sul Ross stage

ALPINE - With three performances remaining, director Dona Roman believes “Man of La Mancha” performances have exceeded expectations. The Tony Award-winning musical concludes a three-weekend run Friday-Sunday, April 27-29 in Sul Ross State University’s Marshall Auditorium.

Performances resume Friday-Sunday, 27-29. Curtain time is 8:15 p.m. for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Tickets are on sale at www.sulross.edu/theatre. Patrons buying online will automatically receive reserved seating. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for senior citizens and children. Please call

(432) 837-8218 for reserved seating or for more information.

“One long-time theater-goer said he believed ‘La Mancha’ was the best show we have ever done,” said Roman, Sul Ross professor of Theatre. “We had great attendance this weekend and audience members were very pleased with the entire experience. I received many accolades for the set, costumes, lighting, acting and singing, and our outstanding orchestra.”

“I know that I am so proud of our students,” Roman said. “This is the best group of musicians I have ever been associated with. Overall, the work the cast and crew has done through lengthy rehearsals and building sets has produced impressive results. We have surprised the audiences with what we have done scenically, and the actors have truly embraced the reality of the show.”

“We anticipate a great closing weekend. Many thanks to our patrons for supporting our programs.”

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his famed novel, “Don Quixote,” the musical 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. “Man of La Mancha” celebrates five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Composer and Lyricist. After its success on Broadway, the musical was produced as a major motion picture starring Peter O’Toole and Sophia Loren.

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