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1986 - 1987

Man of La Mancha

At the end of the 16th century, in a bleak dungeon, the imprisoned playwright Miguel de Cervantes is awaiting trial by the dreaded Spanish Inquisition. First he must face a court of fellow prisoners anxious to relieve him of his few possessions – including a precious unfinished manuscript. In order to save himself, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he will prove the merit of the manuscript through a re-enactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijano, who believes himself to be a knight errant named Don Quixote on a quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza embark on a chivalrous journey to seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness. 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 hero.

Dramatic Director: Barry Bielby

Musical Director: Drummond Hudson

Choreographer: Roberta Sametz


Al Baldwin

Don Quixote (Cervantes)

Art King

Guard of the Inquisition

Barry Caiger

The Barber

Brad Smith


Brian Slack


Chris Amott

Muleteer/Knight of the Mirror

David Phillips

Guard of the Inquisition

David Robertson

Captain of the Inquisition

Jack Wallace

Muleteer/Knight of the Mirror

Joyce Landry


Judy Vachon

Marie, the Innkeepers Wife

Lawrence Evenchick

Muleteer/Knight of the Mirror

Marylen Milenkovic


Michael Gareau

Sancho (The Manservant)

Michelle Tardif

Prisoner/Moorish Dancer

Nancy Egan

Prisoner/Horse/Moorish Dancer

Sharron McGuirl

The Housekeeper

Steven Arscott


Tony Bove

Muleteer/Knight of the Mirror

Trevor John

Dr. Sanson Carrasco (The Duke)/Knight of the Mirror

Vern Fraser

The Innkeeper (The Governor)

Vivian Joynt


York Davis

The Padre

Appearing Courtesy of the Canadian Actor's Equity Association


Art Whitehead

House Manager (Orpheus)

Bill Butterworth


Bonnie Hanham

Wardrobe Mistress

Faye Lavell

Co-Production Coordinator

Frank Burke


Gary King

House Manager (Commerce)

Gerry Reynolds

Workshop Chairman

Jim Robertson

Co-Production Coordinator

John Solman

Lighting Designer

Judith Froome

Costume Designer

Leslie Hutchins

Set Designer

Liz Ciesluk

Make-up Designer

Lorna Rice


Marty Lemieux

Hair Stylist

Marylin Day

Stage Manager

Patti Mordasewicz

Assistant to the Director

Phyllis Landry

Assistant Properties Mistress

Sam Smith

Production Photographer

Susan Fowler

Properties Mistress

Tom Mordasewicz

Master Carpenter

Man of La Mancha
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