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.