‘Man of La Mancha’ to be Performed at River Campus


Man-of-La-Manch-web-RCE1UPDATE: Show will go on as planned despite icy conditions in the area. However,  no shuttle service will be available.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 23, 2014 – “Man of La Mancha” will be featured as part of  Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Touring Series at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus.

“Man of La Mancha” returns to the stage in this new production complete with the Tony Award-winning score and book that has inspired theatre-goers since the first note of “The Impossible Dream” was heard on opening night.

Bob Cerchio, assistant director at the River Campus, has a long history with this show.

“I remember seeing the original show on Broadway in the late ’60’s and sometime later being able to book it into my performing arts center,” he said. “Now, presenting ‘Man of LaMancha’ at the River Campus brings it full circle.  The people of southeast Missouri will have the opportunity to see a magnificent performance of a wonderful story.”

Enter the mind and the world of Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. Against all odds, a man sees good and innocence in a world filled with darkness and despair. This lyrical and amusing adventure is a classic tale of the triumph of man over his own follies.  It is, of course, a tale of a noble man chasing windmills in search of his impossible dream.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the CulturalArtsCenter, 518 N. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., by calling (573) 651-2265, or by visiting www.RiverCampusEvents.com.