"The Man of La Mancha," San Pedro Theatre Club

August 3, 2014 5:30 PM

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"The Man of La Mancha," San Pedro Theatre Club

When someone's said to be quixotic, it's meant that they're too impractical and idealistic for their own good. Enter "Man of La Mancha, written by Dale Wasserman, with words and music by Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh. Directed by Drew Fitzsimmons for the San Pedro Theatre Club, this hugely entertaining production doesn't confirm or deny the practicality of chivalry, courtesy, and civility, it celebrates the quest.

It's a complex tale, though you don't notice it because you're submerged in the character of Quixote. It's told as a story within a story. Blackman does a very good job to keep the story lines separate. Cervantes is about to be questioned by the Spanish Inquisition. In his possession is an unfinishe...

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