Life's a Dream by Pedro Calderon de la Barca adapted for the stage by T.M. Camp

Segismundo
Segismundo

Treated more as monster than as human, this prince has been imprisoned for his whole life.

Rosaura
Rosaura

She confronts Segismundo, whose animal nature results from life imprisonment

The sword
The sword

This sword has magical power.

The dream
The dream

They dress Segismundo and bring him into the palace, telling him it's a dream, and testing his nature.

The prince at last
The prince at last

He begins to question reality and his father, the king.

Animal nature
Animal nature

Because he cannot escape his nature, he attacks his teacher

The fool
The fool

Segismundo learns more from the fool than from anyone

The prophecy fulfilled
The prophecy fulfilled

Segismundo fulfills the prophecy, crushing his father, but has mercy in the end.

Love prevails
Love prevails

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