Diegodiego is “JUAN”. IN The new Stage Musical of The Bilingual Foundation Of The Arts “Don Quixote” MAN OF LA MANCHA. – Directed by MARGARITA GALBAN.
After his successful adventure early in the spring doing theater as sister “Carmelina,” In There’s a man in the convent, Diegodiego auditioned for a musical role, and has been cast as “JUAN,” In the new Stage Musical of The Bilingual Foundation Of The Arts “Don Quixote” MAN OF LA MANCHA. – Directed by MARGARITA GALBAN.
This is the second time the actor works under the direction of Miss Galban, The first time he portrayed a corrupt chief of police in Lara, El Flaco de Oro. In which he was also the understudy of actor Edgardo Gonzalez.
Man of La Mancha, is based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play. We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript. Among the prisoners is ‘Juan” (portrayed by Diegodiego).
Diegodiego with The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Co-Founder and Artistic Director Margarita Galban.
Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair. Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”
Man of La Mancha – The Musical
Composed by Mitch Leigh, Lyricist: Joe Darion, Librettist: Dale Wasserman and directed by The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts Co-Founder and Artistic Director Margarita Galban.
Coming this october 2016, for show dates and ticket purchase Click Here Now!!! visit Diegodiego’s Calendar of Events or The Bilingual Foundation of the Arts official site www.bfatheatre.org