Calderon’s Two Dreams

February 09 - February 26, 2017

Thursday to Saturday at 7PM; Sunday at 4PM; Monday, Feb 13th at 7PM

Ellen Stewart Theatre | 66 East 4th Street (2nd Floor)

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Created by George Drance and the Magis Theatre Company
Original Music by Elizabeth Swados
Theater | World Premiere

Calderon’s Two Dreams” is a repertory performance of two classics by Pedro Calderon de la Barca.  His first masterpiece "Life is a Dream" (1635) deals with questions of freedom and choice in a confusing reality.  As his career soared, he felt the need to go deeper into his own spirit, he completely re-wrote it to examine deeper questions.  In “Life is a Dream” (1677) the setting changes to the court of the universe.  The central question of the earlier version “will this prince be a fitting ruler?” in the later version becomes “is the human being a fitting caretaker of the universe?” 

About the Artists

Magis Theatre Company is an actor-driven, physically based ensemble, they are known for making classical works enjoyable and accessible to contemporary audiences.