MAN OF LA MANCHA
- Lighting Designer
The Arlington Players
Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre
Sep 23 - Oct 8, 2016
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This production was nominated for Outstanding Lighting Design in a Musical for 17th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors (WATCH) Awards.
"I really enjoyed the technical elements and design of the production. The elaborate dungeon set was designed by Jared Davis. I also really enjoyed E-hui Woo’s beautiful lighting design. Joan Lawrence’s costumes also added a nice touch to the production."
"Like the other characters in the play, it’s hard to resist Quixote and by extension, the musical’s charm. When the cast comes together in the end to sing “The Impossible Dream,” I did find myself quite moved. I also found myself looking at the musical in a different light.
This isn’t a musical about a man telling a story. It’s about an artist and how his work brings a community together, as both Cervantes and Quixote bring a community of people together with their stories.
The Arlington Players’ production of Man of La Mancha is filled with exceptional performances and is quite inspiring. Don’t miss it."
- Patrick (PJ) McMahon
"Jared Davis designed the gorgeously macabre set after the tradition of seventeenth-century Spanish paintings. This dungeon could easily be mistaken for a blighted castle. Sound Designer Drew Moberley added even more depth to the production with the sounds of rats and echoing footsteps. E-hui Woo designed the gorgeous lights, which includes effects like spotlights that draw the audience into the character’s most vulnerable moment and the spinning arms of a windmill!"
- Stephanie House
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Quibbles? A few audience members didn’t appreciate the show’s low lighting, but dungeons aren’t known for their brightness and warmth, are they?
- Matt Reville