Life is a Dream
Pedro Calderón de la Barca, translated and adapted by Nilo Cruz
March 13, 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00 pm
DIRECTED BY MIKE HEATHER
Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio’s son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. Basilio imprisons Segismundo for life, but decades later he decides to let his son prove his ability to defy the stars. Allowed to rule the palace, Segismundo wreaks bloody vengeance on the kingdom, confirming the prediction of the stars, and the prince is returned to his prison. In Nilo Cruz’s sublime translation of Calderón de la Barca’s classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.