'La vida es sueño' by Calderón de la Barca

Segismundo, a prince, is imprisoned after his horoscope revealed that he will bring disaster to the country.

After almost a lifetime in prison, Segismundo is released to reign over the country, but turns rebellious and commits rape and murder. He is then drugged, re-imprisoned and told that the previous events were a dream, which brings him to question what parts of his life are reality and which are a dream. The play, Calderón’s most famous work, is considered an allegory about the human situation and the mystery of life.

"Life is a dream has overwhelming power!” (The New York Times).

Schedule: January 28; March 1 and 12; April 29.

  • Performing Arts
  • New York
  • Jan 28, 2011Apr 29, 2011


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