Man Of La Mancha

MAN OF LA MANCHA tells two stories as a play within a play. Miguel de Cervantes is thrown into the prison of the Inquisition for taxing a monastery. In an effort to mount a defense for himself, he acts out the adventures of Don Quixote, a Knight on quest. Along the way we meet his faithful servant, Sancho, the spit fire beauty Aldonza whom Quixote calls his Dulcinea, and a cast of misfits who all play rolls in Cervantes' charade. The memorable song "Impossible Dream" sums up the underlying truths of this story that every man who has a real goal in his life will triumph in the end.

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Man Of La Mancha full cast




Miguel de Cervantes

About the Costume
Cervantes is wearing an olive green singlet and matching knickers with hose and buckled shoes and a light green bloused sleeve shirt.

About the Character
Cervantes is a former soldier, author, actor, tax collector who has failed at all of these jobs. Now he is in jail charged by the Inquisition with forclosing on a monastery for non payment of taxes. He along with the other prisoners perform an "entertainment" as his defense in a mock trial.

Pricing
This costume including the singlet, knickers, shirt and hose rents for $75.

Options
Some period footwear available for rental.





Don Quixote

About the Costume
Armor pieces are added to the basic Cervantes costume to create the character of Don Quixote. The armor was rented from COSTUME ARMOUR, INC in New York.

About the Character
Quixote is a seeming madman who believes himself a knight errant in an age where knights no longer exist. He is on a quest to be formally knighted and find true love.

Pricing
Contact COSTUME ARMOUR, INC for rental prices on armour.

Options
Options coming soon!





Sancho Panza

About the Costume
Sancho is wearing a salt and pepper sweater, knee length striped pants, tights, vest, and hat. He is shown here just after he has acquired a token for Quixote from Aldonza.

About the Character
Sancho is Don Quixote's long suffering manservant and squire. Due to his love for the man, he will do anything for Quixote including feeding his "knightly" delusions.

Pricing
This costume with sweater, hooded vest, pants, tights and hat rents for $65.

Options
Items such as his belt and satchel are available for rental.





Aldonza

About the Costume
Aldonza is dressed in a fishnet blouse, faux leather vest, rip-away burgundy skirt, and distressed petticoat.

About the Character
Aldonza is the serving girl at the Inn and a part time prostitute. She is taken by Quixote to be his Lady Dulcinea who for him is woman perfected.

Pricing
This costume with blouse, vest, skirt and petticoat rents for $55.00.

Options
Some boots available for rental.





The Duke

About the Costume
The Duke is dressed in black to make him an austere character. He has a black bloused sleeve shirt, black vest trimmed with gold, black knickers, and white hose.

About the Character
The Duke is the prosecutor in the mock trial held by the prisoners to decide Cervantes' fate. It is obvious that he is self centered and cynical.

Pricing
This costume consisting of shirt, vest, knickers and hose rents for $60.

Options
Some period footwear available for rental.





Dr. Carassco

About the Costume
Dr. Carrassco is wearing a long black velvet robe with bell sleeves. (This is worn over the costume of The Duke.)

About the Character
Dr. Sanson Carassco is the fiance of Antonia, Quixote's neice. He is a vain, self centered character.

Pricing
This robe rents for $55

Options
There are other robes that can be used for this character.





Padre

About the Costume
The Padre is wearing a brown monk robe with hooded cowl and rope belt and sandals.

About the Character
The Padre officiates at all of the "religious" aspects fof the show.

Pricing
Monk robes of this type rent for $35 to $50. Sandals are $10 for rental.

Options
Items such as crosses and rosaries are available for use with this costume.





Governor / InnKeeper

About the Costume
The picture here shows the costume for the Innkeeper. He is wearing a simple gauze peasant shirt, bloused pants, worn leather apron and boots.

About the Character
The GOVERNOR is chosen by Cervantes to be the judge of his trial. Cervantes then sets him in the role of the INNKEEPER in his tale of Don Quiote.

Pricing
Costumes of this type consisting of shirt and pants rent in the range of $25 to $30. The leather apron rents for $20. Boots rent for $25.

Options
Options coming soon!





Barber

About the Costume
The barber is wearing pants, peasant shirt, smock style coat, leather utility belt and sandals. (Shaving bowl is a prop and not available from us.)

About the Character
This character is an itinerate barber who travels from town to town plying his trades...giving shaves and haircuts and doing surgery on the side.

Pricing
This costume consisting of coat, shirt, pants, and belt rents for $50. Sandals rent for $10.

Options
Shaving bowl available from COSTUME ARMORY, INC.





Antonia

About the Costume
Antonia is wearing a simple two piece dress consisting of top and skirt. She is pictured here singing "I'M ONLY DOING IT FOR HIM" with the Padre.

About the Character
Antonia is the neice of Don Quixote and the fiance of Dr. Carassco and Quixote's only heir.

Pricing
Dresses of this type rent for $50 to $65

Options
We have some period footwear in our rental stock.





Fermina

About the Costume
Fermina is wearing a peasant blouse, vest, and double skirt.

About the Character
Fermina is another of the servants at the Inn.

Pricing
Costumes of this type with blouse, vest, and double skirt rent between $40 and $50.

Options
Kerchiefs for head cover are available.





Housekeeper

About the Costume
The Housekeeper is wearing a simple blouse, a two layered skirt, and apron. Pictured here singing "I'M ONLY THINKING OF HIM" with the Padre.

About the Character
She is exactly what her name implies...a housekeeper.

Pricing
Costumes of this type rent from $35 to $50.

Options
Our rental stock includes some period footwear.





Innkeeper's Wife

About the Costume
The Innkeeper's wife is seen wearing a peasant blouse, vest, skirt, apron and kerchief.

About the Character
The Innkeeper's wife is a strong woman with definite ideas of her own. Upon meeting Quiote and Sancho, she immediately declares him mad and wants him sent away.

Pricing
Costumes of this type with blouse, skirt, vest, apron and head cover range in price from $45 to $60.

Options
Options coming soon!





Muleteers

About the Costume
The Muleteers are wearing bloused pants, tights, peasant shirts, vests, and boots. (Hats may be added to these costumes if desired)

About the Character
The Muleteers are the workmen who hang around the Inn at which Aldonza works.

Pricing
Costumes like these consisting of pants, shirt, tights, vest rent between $40 and $50. Boots rent for $25 a pair.

Options
If hats are desired, these rent in the range of $10 - $15.





Moorish Girl

About the Costume
The Moor female is wearing a typical dancing costume with metal mesh top, tasseled belt, and skirt with metal mesh hand pieces.

About the Character
These Moors are gypsies who travel about the country robbing unsuspecting travelers.

Pricing
Costumes of this type have a rental range of $65 to $100.

Options
Jewelry pieces such as the hand pieces are also available for purchase.





Moorish Males

About the Costume
The Moors are wearing bloused satin pants with brightly colored vests and sashes. (turbans may be added to these costumes)

About the Character
These Moors travel about robbing unsuspecting travelers...including Quixote and Sancho.

Pricing
Costumes of this type...bloused pants, vest, sash...rent between $30 and $40.

Options
Turbans have a rental range of $10 to $35.





Knight of the Mirrors

About the Costume
We supplied the faux chainmail for this costume. The armor came from COSTUME ARMOUR, INC in New York.

About the Character
The Knight of the Mirrors is Dr. Carassco in disguise confronting Don Quixote with the truth of himself.

Pricing
Faux chainmail, shirt, pants, and hood rent for $35.

Options
Though not shown is this picture, boots were worn by the knight. Boots rent for $25.





Knights

About the Costume
The Faux Chainmail was supplied by us. The armor was rented from COSTUME ARMOUR, INC in New York.

About the Character
These are the Knights of the Mirrors who confront Don Quixote with the truth about himself.

Pricing
Faux chainmail shirt, pants, and hood rent for $35.

Options
Boots for Knights rent for $25 per pair.





Golden Helmet of Mambrino

About the Costume
Quixote is convinced that he has found a talisman of great value...a helmet that makes the wearer invincible.

About the Character
Quixote takes the shaving bowl from an itinerate barber and places it on his own head as the cast sings "THE GOLDEN HELMET OF MAMBRINO"

Pricing
Shaving bowl available from COSTUME ARMOUR, INC of New York

Options
Options coming soon!





Little Bird (reprise) / The Abduction

About the Costume
Aldonza is attacked by the Muleteers.

About the Character
Aldonza is captured, raped, and abducted by the Muleteers during the reprise of "LITTLE BIRD, LITTLE BIRD" and the musical number "THE ABDUCTION".

Pricing
Aldonza in this scene has the addition of a shawl. Actually it is two shawls...one she is wearing to meet her date and the other is a similar one that is shreaded during the rape/abduction. The shawls rent for $20.

Options
Shawls are also available for purchase.





Man of La Mancha (reprise)

About the Costume
At the end of his life, Quixote sings again of glory.

About the Character
With his faithful servant Sancho and his love, Aldonza, Quixote sings the reprise of the title song "MAN OF LA MANCHA".

Pricing
Prices for these costumes may be found in descriptions above.

Options
Options coming soon!