Tiffany Hach, a student at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, will perform in the college's production of "Man of La Mancha," a musical based on Cervantes' classic novel "Don Quixote," Feb. 14, 15 and 2022 at 7:30 p.m.; there will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Feb. 22. The musical comedy will be presented in the England Theatre.
Northwestern theatre professor Jeff Barker is directing the production with support from music professor Dr. Tim McGarvey, who is conducting the orchestra. Set in the 16th century in the La Mancha region of Spain, the musical's main action takes place in a prison where Cervantes has coaxed his fellow prisoners into participating in a drama he has written.
Northwestern's "Man of La Mancha" production will explore the chasm between reality and illusion through the use of stylized projections contrasting what is in Quixote's head with the scenes unfolding on stage.
During the run of the show, art that explores "Man of La Mancha" themes such as idealism and madness will be exhibited in the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center lobby. The third annual Orange City Arts Council Artists' Showcase will include works by artists from the region.
Hach is a senior and is majoring in theatre at Northwestern College. She will play Antonia in the musical. Hach is the daughter of Benny and Merri Hach of Dysart.
The art exhibit is free and open to the public. Tickets for the "Man of La Mancha" musical are $7 for adults and $4 for students. The DeWitt Theatre box office opens Feb. 3 for Theatre Patrons; it is open Feb. 422 for the general public.
Musical tickets can be reserved by visiting the box office between 4 and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday or between noon and 5 p.m. on Saturday. The box office can also be reached by phone, 712-707-7098, or e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northwestern College is a Christian college of more than 1,200 students in Orange City, Iowa. Rated the nation's sixth-best baccalaureate college by Washington Monthly and a top-10 Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine, Northwestern provides an education that combines academic rigor with a faith perspective.