Share in the delights of theatergoers around the world by experiencing the Broadway musical interpretation of the world’s first modern novel, “Don Quixote of La Mancha.”
The DeWitt Performing Arts Series presents “Man of La Mancha” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Cole Auditorium on the main campus of Richmond Community College in Hamlet.
The story is based on the exploits of a Spaniard who refused to believe that the days of medieval chivalry had ended. The story was meant to expose the absurdities of the time in which it was written. Against all odds, the man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.
Under the delusion that he is a courtly knight, the title character tilts with a windmill that he takes to be a giant in disguise and embarks on countless equally ridiculous forays, treating peasants he encounters as if they were gentle lords and ladies. Eventually, the pathetic but noble-hearted creature returns home to regain his sanity and die quietly in bed.
The story of Don Quixote was the first to deal with illusion and reality, and its main character is perhaps the most memorable in all of literature.
The Tony Award-winning score includes 20 memorable songs, most notably, “The Impossible Dream.”
Individual tickets are $38. Call the Box Office, (910) 410-1691 to reserve tickets.