Astrological omens predict that if King Basilio's son Segismundo is crowned, he will become a horrible tyrant who will bring destruction to his kingdom. Basilio imprisons Segismundo for life, but decades later he decides to let his son prove his ability to defy the stars. In Nilo Cruz's translation of CalderÃ³n de la Barca's classic, the question of whether life is a dream or an illusion takes on a renewed relevance and urgency.
News About Life is a Dream at Synetic Theater
New Gender-Bending TWELFTH NIGHT Will Be Performed at the DC War Memorial Next Month
July 20, 2021
The adaptation is a 90-minute version with a music score excerpted from the 1960's and 70's pop songbook. It is among the first professional live theatre productions in the DC area next month.
1st Stage Announces New Commission Of Solo Work From Brilliant Playwrights And Creators
September 24, 2020
During this uncertain time for the nation and the arts community, 1st Stage remains committed to creating diverse, modern work by leading playwrights and performers. Despite the prolonged theatre closure necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company delights in bringing you the same quality of beautiful, emotional, relatable stories that you could have otherwise seen on our stage.
Kennedy Center Announces 2019 Page-to-Stage Festival
August 02, 2019
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts its 18th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, August 30, 2019 through Monday, September 2, 2019. The festival is a free three-day celebration of local playwrights featuring more than 65 theater companies from the D.C. metropolitan area. Theaters and artists participating in Page-to-Stage present open rehearsals, concert readings, and workshops of new plays that are still in the development phase.
Synetic Announces 2019/20 Season
May 10, 2019
Synetic Theater announces their 19th Season, beginning with a remount of the popular, water-filled adaptation of The Tempest September 25 through October 20, 2019.