Tickets on sale for Magenta Theater’s August show Don Quixote de La Center

Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland, middle) and Doris (Carol Radkins, left) engage in mock combat with group home worker Jimmy (Zane Jager, left). Photo courtesy Fetching Photos
Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland, middle) and Doris (Carol Radkins, left) engage in mock combat with group home worker Jimmy (Zane Jager, left). Photo courtesy Fetching Photos

Performance by local playwright David Bareford is the third production of Magenta Theater’s 20th anniversary season

Magenta Theater officials recently announced that tickets for the third production of its 20th anniversary celebration, Don Quixote de La Center, are currently on sale.  

Sam (Jason Litts, left) reads a book to patient Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland, right). Photo courtesy Fetching Photos
Sam (Jason Litts, left) reads a book to patient Don Quintero (Christopher Cleveland, right). Photo courtesy Fetching Photos

This world premiere play by a local playwright David Bareford is a loose adaptation of the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha, set in contemporary La Center, Washington at a group home for senior citizens. An aging resident decides he is a knight of old and embarks on misadventures comic and heartfelt as he and those around him grapple with dementia, identity, and what truly defines us. 

Alice Simms (Reba Hoffman, left) stares at a flower while Clark Simms (David Roberts, right) looks on from behind. Photo courtesy Fetching Photos
Alice Simms (Reba Hoffman, left) stares at a flower while Clark Simms (David Roberts, right) looks on from behind. Photo courtesy Fetching Photos

The cast stars Magenta newcomers Christopher Cleveland as Don Quintero and Zane Jaeger as Jimmy, a worder in the group home. Returning to the Magenta stage and filling out the cast are actors David Roberts, Laura Henderson, Jason Litts, Jessica Moran, Reba Hoffman, and Carol Radkins. The show is under the direction of Alice Tanzillo, with author David Bareford providing creative insight.  

Nine performances are scheduled for August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. and August 14, 21, and 28 at 2 p.m.. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door (as available). Tickets available at www.magentatheater.com.  

Sandy (Jessica Moran, left) engages in Don Quintero’s (Christopher Cleveland, right) Don Quixote fantasy. Photo courtesy Fetching Photos
Sandy (Jessica Moran, left) engages in Don Quintero’s (Christopher Cleveland, right) Don Quixote fantasy. Photo courtesy Fetching Photos

TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION 

When: August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) and August 14, 21, and 28 at 2 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m.). 

Where: Magenta Theater Company, 1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660 

Tickets: $20 in advance, $22 at the door www.magentatheater.com/show-tickets  

Box Office Contact: (360) 949-3098 | tickets@magentatheater.com  

Press Contact: Kristen Bennett | kristen.bennett@magentatheater.com  

Accessibility: Learn about accessibility options at magentatheater.com/accessibility.   


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