UW Drama presents SUENO

UW Drama presents SUENOThe final production of UW Drama's 2016 - 2017 is Sueño, Obie Award-winning playwright José Rivera's translation and adaptation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca's 1629 drama La vida es sueño (Life is a Dream).

Believing his infant son, Segismundo, to be cursed, King Basilio banishes him to the tower for life. When the prince is finally released at age 25 to claim his birthright, it becomes clear that his solitary upbringing has turned him into a monster. In a script that teeters between the absurd and the sublime, Rivera deftly weaves Calderón's grand poetic riffs with deliciously jagged contemporary humor, pulling this classic story of a distrustful, incompetent ruler into the present day.

This production of Rivera's highly accessible adaptation, directed by Book-It Repertory Theatre co-Artistic Director Jane Jones, is a rare opportunity to engage with one of the most important-yet least produced-plays in the canon of classical theatre. Expect swords.

Translated and adapted by José Rivera from the play Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Directed by Jane Jones

Preview Performances: Tuesday May 23 & Thursday May 25, 7:30 PM
Opening Night: Friday May 26, 7:30 PM

Regular Performance Dates:
Saturday May 27, 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2:00 PM
Wednesday, May 31, 7:30 PM
Thursday, June 1, 7:30 PM
Friday, June 2, 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 3, 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 4, 2:00 PM

Floyd & Delores Jones Playhouse Theatre
4045 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Link to map and directions: http://www.washington.edu/maps/#!/pht

Previews: $10
General Admission: $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Student/Senior/UW: $12 in advance, $14 at the door
TeenTix: $5 at the door (sign up at teentix.org)
Ticket link: https://drama.washington.edu/events/2017-05-23/sueno

Basilio Andre Brown
Clarin Taylor Jones
Clotaldo Allen Miller III
Rosaura Bridget McKevitt
Estrella Bria Henderson
Segismundo Adrian Tafesh
Astolfo Peter Sakowicz
Ensemble Mattie Cardinale, Alana Cheshire, Anais Gralpois, Kyle D. Ochs, Austin Payne

Creative Team
Director Jane Jones
Scenic Designer Alex Winterle
Costume Designer Fawn Bartlett
Lighting Designer Ranleigh Starling
Sound Designer Kyle Thompson
Assistant Director Joy Marzec
Dramaturg Bekka Fredrickson
Fight Consultant Tom Dewey


The UW School of Drama develops innovative and courageous artists and scholars poised to be the creative leaders of tomorrow.

For 75 years it has served as one of this country's leading training institutions for theatre artists and scholars. The School of Drama offers MFA degrees in acting, design, and directing, a four-year undergraduate liberal arts education in Drama, and a PhD in theatre history and criticism. Faculty and alumni have founded theatres such as ACT Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Empty Space Theatre, Jet City Improv, and more recently, the Washington Ensemble Theatre, Azeotrope, and The Horse in Motion. The School of Drama is a laboratory for leading-edge performance research, attracting internationally renowned guest artists like Anne Washburn, Chay Yew, Whit MacLaughlin, and PearlDamour, offering students the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from masters in their field and forge critical connections to the world of professional theatre.

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