La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream)
One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s best-known play, La Vida es Sueño (Life is a Dream), tells the story of Segismundo, heir to the throne, who is locked away in a dungeon for fear of a prophecy foretelling that he will be a tyrant who brings disaster to the country and death to the king.
Do we choose who we are or are we merely marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Is what we see real or an altered illusion? Nando Lopez’s new adaptation reflects on these universal truths.
The play is in Spanish with English surtitles.