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Life's a Dream

  • by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  • adapted by Adrian Mitchell & John Barton
  • directed by Barry Brunetti
  • musical direction by original music and musical direction by Mark Elliott​​​
  • In this Spanish Renaissance play, King Basilo puts the life-long imprisoned Prince Sigismund to a test of kingship, Lady Rosaura begins a quest to regain her honor and Lord Astolfo and his cousin Estrella vie for their place on the throne. This sweeping saga reveals betrayals, political power struggles and ultimately the power of loyalty and love. Calderón’s beautiful poetry weaves a tale about following destiny and walking the fine line between dreams and reality.
  • February 08, 2007 - February 17, 2007
  • (312) 922 1999
  • The cast features
    Ian Custer (Sigismund), Jacqui Jackson (Estrella), Donald W. Ilko (Clotaldo), Jason Karasev (Astolfo), James Lusk (Clarion), Derek Peruo (Basilio) and Andrea Tichy (Rosaura).

    The production team includes scenic design by Jack Magaw, costume design by Christine Conley, lighting design by Nic Jones, sound design by Scotty Iseri, dramaturgy by Rachel Shteir & Kelly Hires, and stage management by Danielle Shindler.