Venue Details

Keegan Theatre
Between 17th St NW and 18th St NW 1742 Church Street, NW Washington, DC 20036
202-265-3767
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4.4 / 5 Rated by 104 members
Review from Laura Unger
Red Velvet 135 events 43 reviews

We did not expect to like it but we loved it. The acting was wonderful. The staging was imaginative. The costumes were great. At first we were not sure that the voice of Don Quixote was strong enough but it really fit with his age and character. ...continued

reviewed Jul 13 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Nancy Mills
Red Velvet 67 events 24 reviews

Some absolutely wonderful performances and yet a little uneven.

reviewed Jul 24 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Marlene Langert
63 events 38 reviews

The performance was absolutely top notch and I have seen many a show both in the Washington area and in New York. Both the acting and the voices were wonderful. The role of Don Quixote was superb. He did justice to everything including "To Dream...continued

reviewed Jul 20 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“It’s the music that matters, and in this regard the Keegan is dead-on.” -Washington Post
“The players really shine. Jourdan, in the title role, achieves the requisite alchemy to switch back and forth between the melancholy, charismatic Cervantes and the beautifully batty Knight of the Woeful Countenance.” _-Washington City Paper_

Description

The Keegan Theatre brings back to the stage one of its most successful productions, the musical Man of La Mancha. Based on Cervantes’ classic, Don Quixote comes to life as an old knight seeks honor in the world but instead finds true love. Since its off-Broadway beginnings in the 1960s, this show has warmed the heart and taught us all the importance of following our dreams. Man of La Mancha is one of the most enduring works of musical theatre, and one that remains in your heart and soul well after you leave the theater.  Keegan’s production will once again feature the incredible talent of Helen Hayes-nominated actor and Keegan company member David Jourdan as Don Quixote.

Mark A. Rhea (Director)—Founder and Producing Artistic Director of The Keegan Theatre.  Keegan Directing credits include:  Original Production of Translations (Helen Hayes nomination for Outstanding Director);  Recent revivals of The Hostage and Translations; 1776; Faith Healer; A Streetcar Named Desire (USA & Ireland); Bold Girls; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; The Playboy of the Western World, An Island of No Land at All the Story of O’Malley of Shanganagh (World Premiere); The Hostage; Precious Lam’ (World Premiere); Waiting for the Slow Dance (World Premiere); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (USA & Ireland); Original Production of Man of La Mancha; Synge with Yeats; Pump Boys and Dinettes; The Field; The Notebook of Trigorin; and Dancing at Lughnasa (2000 Theatre Lobby Mary Goldwater Award Outstanding Production).

David Jourdan (Don Quixote)—Keegan credits include: The Hostage (Pat), 1776 (Rutledge); Pump Boys & Dinettes (LM), Streetcar Named Desire (Steve); Dancing at Lughnasa (Michael); Twelve Angry Men (Juror #3 – Helen Hayes Nomination); Original production of Man of La Mancha (Don Quixote); and Death of a Salesman (Charlie). Music Director for The Hostage

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