La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream)
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LA Vida Es Sueno (Life is a Dream), by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, directed by René Buch. Segismundo, a prince, is imprisoned after his horoscope revealed that he will bring disaster to the country. After almost a lifetime in prison, Segismundo is released to reign over the country, however, he turns rebellious and committs rape and murder. He is then drugged, re-imprisoned and told that the previous events were a dream, which brings him to question what parts of his life are reality and which are a dream. The play, Calderón's most famous work, is considered an allegory about the human situation and the mystery of life. "Life is a Dream" is sponsored by American Express. "'Life is a dream' has overwhelming power!" -The New York Times. Presented in Spanish with live simultaneous translation via headsets.
138 E 27th St
New York, NY 10016
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