Man of La Mancha opened on stage at Asbury Memorial Church directed by Travis Spangenburg with musical direction by Warren Heilman. This inspirational show has another weekend left on March 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and on March 15 at 3 p.m.

Spangenburg said got into theater when he was in middle school in a drama club. From there, when he got to college he said he found different genres he fell in love with. 

“What drew me to Man of La Mancha, as fun and funny as it is, everyone loses the story of Man of La Mancha. The ultimate message is that there is hope for everybody," said Spangenburg.

The show takes place in a prison where most of imprisoned individuals believe they won't make it out alive, but instead will be taken and tortured by the Spanish Inquisition. The main character Miguel De Cervantes shows the other characters of the prison how to believe in themselves by incorporating them in the story of Alonso Quijano, known as Don Quixote.

Spangenburg also said he explored humanity during his directing process.

“Ultimately, I think goodness prevails, as you will see in the play,” said Spangenburg. “Theater is powerful. The challenge is that it’s my first time directing a musical. So, juggling and balancing some of the stylization that comes with the music and song, while doing justice to the story.”

For tickets to the show, purchase them here: http://asburymemorial.org/theatre/?fbclid=IwAR37ph2f_AIs05X5Gm-ZrtBh4udzvhpe707QKTexgD1YubCufVAgyFgzRas. 

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