In 1636 Pedro Calderón de La Barca writes “Life is a Dream”. Thirty years later he enters the priesthood and writes a new version (as a Mystery play) that chronicles Man’s search for clarity and self‐knowledge in a journey of trials and rites of passage. Filled with powerful imagery, fueled by allegorical language, the work invites and provokes the idea of seeing beyond the immediate in quest of a deeper and truer meaning.
Hailed by the critics at its premiere in 2014, the staging of this innovative production draws its inspiration from sacred geometry and alchemy, incorporating contemporary movement, symbolic and traditional dances, Mexican Baroque music and folk songs. The performance by the multi‐talented actor/singer/dancer/musician male cast is adept, seamless and versatile making for a magnificent, moving and uniquely theatrical experience.
130 minutes (with possible intermission)
14 performers, 1 director, 2 technicians, 1 company manager
March 21, 2014
FMX Festival de México, Mexico City
$25‐$30K (estimated) plus travel, accommodation and ground transportation
International touring opportunities beginning in 2015 and underwriters for surtitles in multiple languages