Venue Details

105 Star Starred
Altarena Playhouse
across from Lincoln Park 1409 High Street Alameda, CA 94501
510-523-1553
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Member Tips

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Went to Toomies Thai restaurant...GREAT!
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Dress for fun! Don't wear anything the actors can remove!
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No problem
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J
Yes hang on to your jackets and prepare to have fun
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J
Plenty of safe street parking
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J
Coffee in the lobby
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Reviews & Ratings

20 ratings
4.5 average rating
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30 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended Mar 12 2010

This is a delightful production.....intimate and close, exciting and poignant. Directed well, the actors give it their all and in particular Mr. LaMont Ridgell (Don... continued

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340 reviews
42 stars
attended Feb 28 2010

One of my favorite small theater companies in the East Bay. This production was great as expected. The male lead singer/actor earns 4 stars for such a strong beautiful... continued

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 07 2010

My husband and I attended on Sunday. It was a fast paced performance and one of our favorite shows to see. This is the first time seeing Man of La Mancha in this a... continued

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Website

http://www.altarena.org/2009/12/29/man-of-la-mancha/

Description

Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes was sold into slavery, excommunicated from the Church, imprisoned in debtors’ jail, and died poor.  Yet his alter ego Don Quixote de la Mancha sees only the best in everyone and pursues the loftiest ideals, “no matter how hopeless, no matter how far.”  Initially ridiculed as an idealistic fool, Quixote eventually transforms those around him, helping them see the world “not as it is, but as it ought to be.” The show’s signature song “The Impossible Dream”, an anthem for anyone on a quest of their own, makes this story as powerful today as it was in Cervantes’ time.

About the Ticket Supplier: Altarena Playhouse

Since 1938, Altarena Playhouse has presented creative, intimate, and artistically ambitious stagings of plays, musicals and revues. The inclusive and welcoming atmosphere makes Altarena a "great place to go" for patrons and a "great place to work" for artists. From re-envisioning the classics to promoting new works, our critically acclaimed productions and our educational outreach programs foster greater appreciation and understanding of the theater arts in Alameda and throughout the Bay Area.