School of Theatre Arts Presents Life’s a Dream, Streaming Oct. 22-24
Oct. 18, 2021
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Streaming tickets are available now for the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Theatre Arts production
of Life’s a Dream, the most notable work of dramatist Pedro Calderón de la Barca, streaming Friday
through Sunday, Oct. 22-24, 2021.
Directed by Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Tom Quinn, an adaptation of Calderón’s
play written by John Barton and Adrian Mitchell, Life’s a Dream tells the story of fictional prince Sigismund, who is imprisoned by his father based
on a prophecy that Sigismund will terrorize the kingdom and cause the king’s death.
Granting his son a brief period of freedom, King Basilio finds the premonition to
be a self-fulfilling prophecy, leading again to Sigismund’s imprisonment. Navigating
themes of agency and free will, familial loyalty and perceptions of reality, Life's a Dream is considered by many one of the greatest plays of all time.
Tickets can be purchased now and the production can be streamed anytime between Oct.
22 at 1 a.m. and Oct. 24 at 11:45 p.m. The pay-per-view format will offer viewers
a first-rate educational theatre in the comfort of their homes.
By Kailee Galloway ’23