Director Kathy Bleutge of Sterling and Producer Lora Buckman of Ashburn announced the casting of Sterling Playmakers newest endeavor. Man of La Mancha, 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. Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ classic book Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha has been deemed as one of the all-time great musicals of the American stage.

When the show is presented by Sterling Playmakers, it will feature a talented cast that includes Tim Silk of Sterling, as Don Quixote; Scott Tousley of Ashburn, as Sancho; Kelly Gray of Ashburn as Aldonza; Ted Fredrick of Herndon as the Innkeeper/Governor; Joe Christian of Sterling as Dr. Corrasco; Jim Colinson of Winchester as the Padre; Paul Gernhardt of Ashburn as the barber; Samantha Hilario of Broadlands as Antonia; and Susan Kronenberg of Sterling as the Housekeeper.

The cast also includes Peter Marsh of Fairfax as Pedro; R.C. Castenada of Sterling as Anselmo; Kirk Windsor of Ashburn as Jose; Corey McGee of Reston as Juan; Soni Oberloss of Sterling as Maria; Becky Roberts of Vienna as Fermina; Claudia Escribaro of Sterling as the servant; Maureen Longenecker of Herndon as Cantour; John McArthur of Sterling as the Captain of the Inquisition; Conrad Redearmel of Hamilton as Muleteer; Edwin McGee of Potomac Falls as the guard; with Gioia Albi of Herndon, Leecy Silk of Sterling, Riessa Burgess of Herndon, and Alia Robinson of Leesburg as the Moorish Dancers.

Sterling Playmakers will perform Man of La Mancha Fridays & Saturdays, November 10, 11, 17, 18 at 8pm, and Sundays, November 12 and 19 at 2pm in the theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School. The theatre is located at 98 Seneca Ridge Drive, Sterling, VA 20164. Tickets are $15 for general admission and are available at or can be purchased at the door. November 11 performance will be sign interpreted by HISsign. More information about this production of Man of La Mancha can be found online at

Angela Hepola

Publicity Manager

Sterling Playmakers


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