Ranney Students Present ‘Man of La Mancha’ Friday and Saturday

TINTON FALLS – Ranney International Thespian Troupe No. 630 presents Man of La Mancha, at 7 p.m. through March 9 in RSPA Panther Hall.

The five-time Tony Award-winning show will be directed by John Doyle, with musical direction by Tess Nielsen, performing arts director, and Kevin Cotter, conductor.

“To reach the unreachable star…” best describes the dramatic and song-filled message of the musical adventure that retells the story of Don Quixote and his quest for truth and valor.

Performed with a live orchestra, the imaginative storyline creates a highly theatrical experience, making it a must-see production for all ages. The Impossible Dream is but one of many inspiring tunes that complement the equally poetic script.

Tessa Payer from Wall portrays Antonia and Jack Fink from Middletown, Dr. Sanson Carasco, in the Ranney School production of Man of La Mancha.

Tessa Payer from Wall portrays Antonia and Jack Fink from Middletown, Dr. Sanson Carasco, in the Ranney School production of Man of La Mancha.

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece, Man of La Mancha is an epic story of knight-errant Don Quixote (Noah Goldstein ’14), his servant and trusty sidekick Sancho (George Timmins ’15), the leader of the muleteers, Paco (Ben Puvalowski ’13) and the woman of his dreams, the lovely Aldonza (Peri Rohl ’16) also affectionately known as Dulcinea. Taking place during the Spanish Inquisition, the play is filled with drama, suspense and passion.

The Ranney School performance is appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10 at the door.

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