Mauricio Martinez has performed the anthem “The Impossible Dream” countless times over the years, but as he prepares to sing it again while playing the title role in Asolo Repertory Theater’s “Man of La Mancha,” he realizes that he’ll never sing quite the same way.

“Now I really know what it means. Once you actually live it, you realize why each word is there,” he said during a recent Zoom chat with director Peter Rothstein (the theater’s new artistic director) and fellow actors Aaron De Jesus as Sancho Panza and Janely Rodriguez as Aldonza .

In the musical that concludes the season of Asolo Rep, Martinez plays Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who is being held in a modern prison or detention center along with a friend and colleague. (The original production set the story during the Spanish Inquisition.)


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