Directed by Daniel Sappington
Sueño is Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Calderón de la Barca's classic Life Is a Dream. Set in 1635, this metaphysical drama—renowned as one of the jewels of the Spanish Golden Age—Sueño follows the life of young Prince Segismundo, heir to the Spanish throne, who is imprisoned at birth when astrologers predict his reign as king would result in the country's ruin. Segismundo’s father, King Basilio, banishes the infant to a tower, but decides to release the prince at age twenty-five to test Segismundo’s capacity as ruler. If the astrological prediction holds true, Basilio will re-imprison Segismundo by assuring him that such a brief taste of freedom was only a dream.
Please be advised that this production contains depictions of sexual assault and violence against women, as well as discussions of suicide.
Running Time: Two hours and fifteen minutes and one fifteen minute intermission.