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Spain's greatest literary work comes to life

Veteran Broadway actor Dirk Lumbard returns to
the Round Barn Theatre as Don Quixote in
Man of La Mancha
with Jerry O'Boyle as Sancho and Stephanie Garza as Aldonza
(here portrayed by Jennifer Grace)

Man of La Mancha

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Scenes and Songs from Man of La Mancha
The Cast of Man of La Mancha
Biographies of the cast
Repertory Cast Biographies
The Musical Director's note
Theme Buffet Menu
The Man of La Mancha Photo Album

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“Come enter into my imagination”

Begs Don Miguel de Cervantes. In Man of La Mancha the writer, Cervantes must prove the validity of his very life to a group of raucous prisoners of the Spanish Inquisition. He does so by retelling the story of his most famous creation, Don Quixote de la Mancha. As Cervantes spins his yarn, we are thrust into ‘the play within the play’ where Cervantes transforms himself into Quixote and ‘casts’ his manservant and the other inmates as the ‘supporting players’ in the tale of the Knight of the Woeful Countenance.

The challenges that must be met for the creation of theatre have been catalogued for centuries. Success is attained through hard work, creativity and the steadfast pursuit of dreams. Cervantes must fight for his life using only his art. Thankfully, the quest that we the members of the Round Barn ensemble pursue is simpler. To entertain and perhaps enlighten you, our ‘jury.’ Our desire is that our efforts will show you that we take the task of communication as seriously as Alonso Quiana, the Man of La Mancha.

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Don Quixote, Aldonza and Sancho defend themselves against evil

Aldonza (Stephanie Garza), Don Quixote
(Dirk Lumbard)and Sancho (Jerry O'Boyle)

The Man of La Mancha Staff

A Musical Play by Dale Wasserman
Music by
Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by
Joe Darion

Producer, Richard Pletcher
Artistic Director, Jerry O’Boyle

Director, Jerry O’Boyle
Musical Director, Al Fischer
Choreographer, Scott Saegesser
Production Stage Manager, Laurie A. DeMunck
Scenic Designer, Rebecca Burick
Lighting Designer, David Castenada
Audio Designer, Timmothy Bennett
Costume Designer, Jennifer L. Weaver
Master Carpenter, Jerry Huff
Fight Captain, Jennifer Grace
Dance Captain, Rick Dakota Hart
Reed Player, Ryan Claus
Percussionist, Terry Engeman

Man of La Mancha is produced by special arrangement
with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., New York NY

Sancho tries reason, in vain, on Don Quixote

Sancho tries reason, in vain, on Don Quixote

Scenes and Songs
from the Man of La Mancha

Intermission at 1:15 after curtain
Running time: 2:10 including intermission

Spain at the end of the 16th Century. A prison in the city of Seville and various places in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes

Act I

Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)
Quixote & Sancho
It’s All the Same
Aldonza and the Muleteers
Quixote and the Muleteers
I’m Only Thinking of Him
Antonia, Housekeeper & the Padre
I Really Like Him
Little Bird, Little Bird
Anselmo and the Muleteers
Barber’s Song
The Barber
Golden Helmet of Mambrino
Quixote, Sancho, The Barber & the Ensemble
To Each His Dulcinea
The Padre

Act II

The Quest (The Impossible Dream)
The Combat
The Company
The Dubbing
The Innkeeper, Quixote, Aldonza & Sancho
The Abduction
Aldonza, Pedro and the Muleteers
Morrish Dance
The Knight of the Mirrors
Dr. Carrasco, Quixote & the Ensemble
A Little Gossip
The Psalm
The Padre
Reprise: The Quest
The Company

Man of La Mancha Cast

Don Quixote
Dirk Lumbard
Jeremy Littlejohn 5/24-5/27 only,
Jerry O'Boyle
Aldonza Stephanie Garza
Capt. of the Inquisition Ike Foust
Innkeeper Jason Lawergren
Dr. Carrasco Sam Brown
Padre Scott Saegesser
Antonia Andrea DiGregorio


Ana Posey
Barber Rick Dakota Hart
Pedro, Muleteer Timothy A Bennett
Anselmo, Muleteer

Jacob Medich

Jose, Muleteer Jim Beck
Juan, Muleteer Rick Dakota Hart
Paco, Muleteer Pete Wehle
Tenorio, Muleteer Tim McCormick
Maria, Innkeeper’s Wife Jennifer L. Weaver
Fermina Jennifer Grace 5/24-6/3 only
Horse #1 Rick Dakota Hart
Horse #2 Sam Brown
Prisoner Robert Geils

All cast and staff lists were accurate at print times.
Please check the lobby boards for corrections and additional
contributors to the productions.

Dirk Lumbard returns to The Round Barn Theatre

Dirk Lumbard returns to
The Round Barn Theatre

Biographies of the Cast

Dirk Lumbard, veteran of Broadway (On Your Toes, Barnum, Sugar Babies), national tours (Crazy for You, Grand Hotel), The Stratford Shakespeare Festival (The Music Man, Kiss Me, Kate, Comedy of Errors) and performances at Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey and Coconut Grove Playhouse in Ft. Lauderdale, returns to add Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha to his Round Barn regional theatre resume that already includes his memorable Harold Hill in The Music Man in 1997.

Mr. Lumbard met guest director Eileen Boevers during The Music Man at Amish Acres. Ms. Boevers, artistic director of Apple Tree Theatre in Highland Park, Il., contracted Dirk to play Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman. Following another The Music Man at the San Jose Civic Light Opera House in California, Lumbard has virtually had one job: the Tin Man in the international tour of The Wizard of Oz with a cast that included Eartha Kitt and Mickey Rooney. He won a Jefferson Award, Chicago’s highest theatre achievement, for his tour performance of the Tin Man. He recently left the tour to teach tap dance at New York University, and his semester ends in time for rehearsal for the May-June production at Amish Acres!

Stephanie Garza A native of Troy, Michigan, is pleased to be back in the Midwest making her Round Barn Theatre debut. Stephanie is a recent graduate of The Juilliard School, where she performed many roles in musical theatre and opera. She also studied at Interlochen Arts Academy and attended the University of Michigan All-State Program for Music Theatre and the Professional Music Theatre Workshop chaired by Hal Prince. She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree at Manhattan School of Music in New York City.

Jim Beck A Wisconsin native, Jim now resides in South Bend, where he practices and has taught nursing, does commercials and print ads, and performs here as much as possible! Having performed here since the Round Barn Theatre’s first rep show, Oklahoma!, some of his favorites have been 1776, The Baker’s Wife, Joseph..., playing Hoagy Carmichael in Indiana Music on My Mind, and Rudolph in last summer’s Hello, Dolly! Thanks to God, family and friends for your love and support.

Jacob Jebediah Medich is returning to the Round Barn Theatre for his second season. He was seen last summer in Hello Dolly! and as Peter in Plain & Fancy. Jacob is from Walkerton, Indiana and will be a sophomore at the Boston Conservatory of Music where he is majoring in Musical Theatre. His credits include Dark of the Moon and Brigadoon. Jacob would like to dedicate this season to everyone who has helped him to work toward his dream.

Ike Foust was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana, and first found the theatre in the ninth grade at Elkhart Central High School. His favorite acting roles were Kinickie in Grease and Tim in Noises Off. This is his first full time theatre position, but he is also the Technical Director for the Mousetrap Theatre Company, when not working at the Round Barn Theatre. Thanks to Dan and Zan for believing in me.

Robert Geils is originally from Chicago, Robert returns for his sixth season at the Round Barn Theatre. Audiences will remember him as Cornelius Hackl in last season’s Hello, Dolly!. Robert’s other memorable roles at Round Barn Theatre include: Richard Henry Lee in 1776, Potiphar in Joseph…, M. Le Cure (the priest) in The Baker’s Wife, Nathan Anderson in Shenandoah, Motel the Tailor in Fiddler on the Roof (1996) as well as many others. This season Robert is also acting as the Director of Historical Interpretation of Amish Acres.

David Castaneda has shed light on over 300 productions on the eastcoast. Bright moments in New York City: New York Shakespeare Festival, Pearl Theatre, 1996 Drama Desk Awards, Next Stage Company, Abingdon Theatre, Peculiar Works Project, La MaMa E.T.C., PS 122, West Bank Café, Turnip Theatre Festival, 70’s nightclub Polly Esther’s, and Hal Prince Musical Theatre Workshop at The Director’s Company.

Regional illuminations: Ronnie Spector in Atlantic City, Kenny G for Starbucks Coffee, Albany/Berkshire Ballet (NY/MA/VT), Carousel Dinner Theatre (OH), Millbrook Playhouse (PA), Theatre WinterHaven (FL), Cape Fear Regional Theatre (NC), New Stage Theatre (MS), and Theatre-by-the-sea (RI). David studied all about lighting at the North Carolina School of the Arts and can change almost any light bulb imaginable. He provided the lighting design for last season’s hit production of Hello, Dolly!

Man of La Mancha
Theme Buffet

In pursuit of the impossible dream

Garbanzo Bean Soup

Sancho Panza's Sugar Glazed Grapes
Farmers Cheese and Crackers

Don Quixote's Mixed Up Greens with Olive Oil Dressing

Windmill Stone Ground Flour Breads

Chicken over Spanish Rice (Arroz Con Pollo)
Aldonza's Famous Iron Kettle Range Beef Stew
The Inn Keeper's Favorite Pork Brisket

Prison Grub Medley

Muleteer's Mule Ear Cinnamon Sweet Treats
Chocolate Wonder
Brenda's Famous Caramelized Flan

Related Sites:
Cervantes International Bibliography Online

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