Monday, January 7, 2019



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
: The Duncan Smith Theater, 182 Crawfords Corner Rd., Holmdel, NJ 07733 (The white barn on the grounds of Holmdel High School)

PRODUCTION DATES: March 29th, 30th, 31st, April 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th

Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca was first published in 1635 during the Spanish Baroque period. Pedro Calderón de la Barca was born during the Spanish Golden Age of theatre; he developed it further and his work is regarded as the culmination of the Spanish Baroque theatre. He is 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

Needed are a range of performers, both female and male, all ages and ethnicities welcome. No pre-registration is required. Classic monologues are welcome but not required. Audition sides from the script will be provided at auditions.

All Roles Are Open.

Character Breakdown

   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. 30+

   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!

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