Theatre troupe enlists students, faculty and community
Lincoln University – The Lincoln Community Players presents Man of La Mancha Friday, Nov. 9th through Sunday, Nov. 11th at Lincoln University’s Ware Center Theater. Show time for the musical, which is free and open to the public, is 7 p.m., except for Nov. 11th at 2 p.m.
The musical, directed by Dr. Kirsten C. Kunkle and conducted by Dr. Christine Limb, is its inaugural performance for the troupe comprised of students, faculty, and staff of Lincoln University along with members of the local community.
“This performance represents an excellent opportunity for the local community to appreciate what Lincoln University has to offer not only as an academic resource, but for cultural enrichment, entertainment and community engagement,” said Dr. Kunkle, who is also an Assistant Professor of Voice and Opera Workshop at the university. “We also hope the performance inspires a large cadre of the community to join or support our organization.”
Man of La Mancha, adapted from Dale Wasserman’s non-musical 1959 teleplay, I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth century novel, Don Quixote, tells the story of the ‘mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.
Dr. Maribel Charle Poza, Chair and Associate Professor of Spanish of Lincoln University’s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, along with her students will offer a special pre-performance lecture opening night at 6:30 p.m.
The program is sponsored by the Langston Hughes Program for the Promotion of the Arts and funded by the Seiple Foundation.
For more information or to reserve space for large groups, please call: 484-365-7555.
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first historically Black degree-granting institution, combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.