Democratic Senator Joe Manchin III is eaten alive in this new comedic musical that’s not at all based on Man of La Mancha. Absurd, grotesque, and for legal purposes, 100% satire, Manchin serves up a radical dish that just might feed the soul of a nation in need of liberation.
Interested in a not-necessarily-romantic way to connect over art? Select the Blind Date ticket at checkout and Cannonball will pair you with another audience member for a pre- and post-show experience. Blind Date is only available for this show on Wed, Sep 21, 2022 8:30 PM. Check out https://www.cannonballfestival.org/blinddate for more information.
This show is presented as part of Cannonball Festival, Philly’s artist-centered performance hub, packing in 65+ full length shows and 300 performances in two nearby venues. Discover risk-taking theater, dance, circus, music, and comedy alongside a vibrant garden bar with a free nightly cabaret, pop-up events, workshops, artist talkbacks, and more. September 1–30 at the Maas Building (1320 N 5th St) and Icebox Project Space (1400 N American St). Learn more at cannonballfestival.org.
Health & Safety
Proof of vaccination is required to attend this event, and masks must be worn for the duration of the performance. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the venue. Both digital and physical proof of vaccination are accepted. Please plan accordingly.
MAN OF LA MANCHIN by Nick Jonczak
Lyrics by Laura Lizcano, James Allen, and Nick Jonczak
Co-Directed by Reva Stover* and Nick Jonczak
Featuring Kiana Clarke and Jeff Evans
Photo credit: Emilie Krause | Model: Desiree Navall
About the Artist
Nick is a playwright, director, and producer of more than 20 original, full-length, live productions, including massive outdoor performance events, sprawling immersive adventures, and intimate, experimental plays. He’s a founding co-producer of the Cannonball Festival (www.cannonballfestival.org), his Re-United States Theatre Project (RUST) was a finalist for the Creative Capital Award, and his solo gay Tarot cabaret, Doppelbanger, was selected for curation in the Cincinnati Fringe Festival and the international United Solo Festival, and was presented by The Tank in NYC. He’s worked in executive administration for Arena Stage, the Barrymore Award-winning Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, and Impossible Theatre Company, which he founded. He’s a current member of the NYC-based playwrights collective CutEdge. He holds a BA in Theater Activism and a certificate in ensemble-devised physical theatre from the Pig Iron School for Advanced Performance Training. www.nickjonczak.com