Monday, December 17, 2018



Life is a Dream

Written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Directed by Chris Szczerbienski and Laurie Devino

WHEN: January 8th & January 10th, 2019, 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Duncan Smith Theatre, 36 Crawfords Corner Rd, Holmdel

Performance dates: March 29th, 30th, 31st; April 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 2019

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Life is a Dream, by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, was first published in 1635 during the Spanish Baroque period. Pedro Caderón de la Barca was born during the Spanish Golden Age of theatre; he developed it further, his work being regarded as the culmination of the Spanish Baroque theatre. He is regarded as one of Spain's foremost dramatists and one of the finest playwrights of world literature.

Life is a Dream tells the story of Segismundo, Prince of Poland, who has been imprisoned in a tower by his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince would bring disaster to the country and death to the King. Basilio briefly frees Segismundo, but when the prince goes on a rampage, the king imprisons him again, persuading him that it was all a dream.


  • Basilio,        King of Poland. 40+
  • Segismundo,   his Son. Late teens to 30
  • Astolfo,        his Nephew. Late teens to 30
  • Estrella,       his Niece. Late teens to 30
  • Clotaldo,       a General in Basilio's Service. 40+
  • Rosaura,       a Muscovite Lady. Late teens to 30
  • Clarion,        her Attendant. Any age

Extras will be needed as Chamberlains, Lords in Waiting, Officers, Soldiers, etc., in Basilio's Service.

Holmdel Theatre Company is excited to continue our tradition of bringing classic plays to our stage for new audiences!