'Man of La Mancha' set April 15-17
April 01, 2010

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“Man of La Mancha,” the Tony Award-winning story of triumph and redemption in the darkest of circumstances, will come to the Bryan College stage April 15-17.


“Man of La Mancha,” actually a play within a play, tells the story of a Spanish novelist imprisoned during the Inquisition who creates the story of Don Quixote as his defense in a mock trial staged by other prisoners. The story has a powerful redeeming influence on the other prisoners as they see the noble actions of Don Quixote, an old man who believes he is a knight.


“It’s an intriguing story,” said director Bernie Belisle, head of the Theatre Department. “I like the overall message that the way people are treated can have a profound redemptive impact upon their lives.”


The play stars Jason Hundley, a junior musical theatre major from Knoxville, Tenn., as Don Quixote. Junior Ethan Hargraves from Harrison, Tenn., plays Don Quixote’s devoted squire Sancho Panza. Junior Stacia Powell from Santa Anna, Calif., will perform the role of Aldonza, a woman whose life is forever changed by Quixote’s kindness. Musical Director Dr. Mel Wilhoit will conduct the orchestral accompaniment. The play is choreographed by Emily Hendrix, a junior from Dayton, Tenn.

Tickets Go On Sale Monday, April 5

  • Performances will be at 7:30 p.m., Thu-Sat, April 15-17, in Rudd Auditorium.
  • Order your tickets at the Hilltop Players Box Office (Rudd 114 or 423.775.7500).
  • Place credit card reservations by calling the Bookstore at 423.775.7271.
  • Pricing: $6 for Bryan students, faculty, and staff; $8 for other students; and $10 for adults.