Life is a Dream
by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, adapted by Rhys Lawton
Presented by Progress Youth Theatre
The King plans to step down from the throne and everyone expects him to name either his niece or nephew as heir. Rosaura has fled her homeland in disguise, trying to find a new home in a country about to be torn apart by civil war. All while Segismund, true heir to the throne, lies locked in a tower dreaming of escape.
This, Calderón's best-known work, was listed as one of the 40 greatest plays of all time in The Independent. It deals with the conflicts between father and son, free will and fate, dreams and reality.