LIFE IS A DREAM

Genre: Classical
Flux Theatre Ensemble presents Calderon's classic, directed by Kelly O'Donnell, trans. John Clifford

Calderón's play about the dream of life is given contemporary urgency in Flux Theatre Ensemble's upcoming production. "I am very concerned about the importance of individual liberty and the necessity of a person to be fully free in order to reach his or her potential," says director Kelly O'Donnell. "It is a fundamental right that is denied to so many people. It is heartbreaking and Segismundo's story is the perfect vehicle to explore that theme."

Segismundo is born a prince, but when prophecy predicts he will be a tyrant, his own father locks him in a tower. "[He] basically embarks on a crash-course to adulthood. In the beginning of the play, he is literally chained and cut off from the rest of the world" continues O'Donnell. "By the play's end he grows to a sturdy, self-actualized adult with a bright, however fragile, future."


About the Company: Flux Theatre Ensemble

FLUX THEATRE ENSEMBLE Flux is an ensemble of 12 multi-faceted theatre artists developing plays through its quarterly Food:Soul play development series, weekly Flux Sunday workshops and its annual week-long retreat. In 2008, the New York Press called Flux “The Most Underappreciated Indie Theatre Whose Work You Should Get Your Ass To” and nytheatre.com made Flux one of their “People of the Year” for 2008.



Cast: Christina Shipp, Joe Medina, Lawrence Merritt, David Crommett, Jake Alexander, Tatiana Gomberg, Scout Durwood, Michael Davis, Katie Hartke, Isaiah Tanenbaum
Preview:   06/07/07
Open:   06/08/07
Close:   06/24/07

Schedule:
Wednesday through Staurday at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM
Theater:   Michael Weller Theatre
Address:   311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$18.00, $10.00 Preview
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