Life's a Dream
by Pedro Calderon de la Barca
adapted for the stage by T.M. Camp
Treated more as monster than as human, this prince has been imprisoned for his whole life.
She confronts Segismundo, whose animal nature results from life imprisonment
This sword has magical power.
They dress Segismundo and bring him into the palace, telling him it's a dream, and testing his nature.
He begins to question reality and his father, the king.
Because he cannot escape his nature, he attacks his teacher
Segismundo learns more from the fool than from anyone
Segismundo fulfills the prophecy, crushing his father, but has mercy in the end.
In the end Segismundo is restored, the king lives, and love is found.
In this beautiful play of the Spanish Golden Age, the life-imprisoned prince Segismundo is tricked into believing that his life is dream to test his nature and to trick the gods.
Scenic design by James Korf
Lighting design by David Leugs
Costume design by Melissa Merz
Photography by David Leugs