Weston Playhouse is presenting Man of La Mancha until July 16. Bob and I went to the opening night of the production. When we left Bennington it was raining and it got worse as the lightening flashed. There was a tornado watch for Manchester and at one point we had to pull off the road because of the poor visibility and the hail pounding down. We finally got to the theatre in time to hear the pre-performance talk by director, Tim Fort. These talks before the productions are always worthwhile and informative.
When we were finally settled in our seats, the fire alarm went off and we all had to leave the theatre and go to the commons across the road while the fire engines arrived. It was a false alarm caused by the lightening. We trudged back into the theatre and I began to wonder if maybe we shouldn’t come another night when the performance started and we were magically transported into a prison where Cervantes transformed the prison and prisoners into the world of Don Quixote. The storm, the false alarm, all were worth it to be in this enchanted place.
Bob and I also had the pleasure of returning to Weston to interview Geoffrey Wade who was Cervantes/Don Quixote, Marissa McGowan who was Aldonza/Dulcinea and Michael Mendez who was Sancho Panza to talk with them about the production.