From WCP Archives: ‘Man of La Mancha,’ ‘Of Mice and Men’ On-Demand

Aug 20, 2021 | Arts, Performing | 0 comments

A scene from a 2018 production of “Man of La Mancha” at Westport Country Playhouse. / Contributed photo

WESTPORT — Videos of two productions from the Westport Country Playhouse archives — the musical “Man of La Mancha” and the classic drama “Of Mice and Men” — will be available for on-demand streaming over the next several weeks.

The HD videos are recordings of live, on-stage performances at the playhouse. They are:

“Man of La Mancha” will stream on-demand from Monday, Aug. 23, through Sunday, Sept. 5. “Of Mice and Men,” will stream from Monday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 26.

Tickets to access each of the streamed productions cost $25. Tickets can be purchased online at westportplayhouse.org

“Man of La Mancha” won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, on Broadway. The playhouse production won two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards: Mark Lamos for Outstanding Director, and Philip Hernandez, as Don Quixote, for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. The play’s musical score is perhaps best known for the song, “The Impossible Dream.”

The 2008 staging of “Of Mice and Men” at Westport Country Playhouse. / Contributed photo

“Of Mice and Men,” based on Steinbeck’s 1937 novella about migrant ranch workers, focuses on George and Lennie, who wander from one California town to another during the Great Depression. It is one of the few plays adapted for the stage by the novelist.

For more information, call 203-227-4177 or email boxoffice@westportplayhouse.org

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