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Life Is But a Dream

From 3 member  reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Ambitious, Smart, Poignant, Absorbing

About the show

Spicy Witch presents a new staging of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s fantastical Spanish Golden Age drama.  More…

In 'Life is But a Dream,' Rosaura sets out on a quest to Poland in order confront her ex-boyfriend. Along the way she discovers a dizzying array of estranged relatives, unfulfilled prophecies and struggles for succession.

'Life Is But a Dream' is bring presented in repertory with a new play inspired by Calderón's classic, 'Merrily Merrily.'

Member Reviews (3)


Enchanting, Ambitious, Smart, Poignant, Absorbing
Avg Score

Poignant, Dizzying, Funny, Great writing, Great acting

See it if you think a contemporary production of a classic play remains most faithful to the original when it discovers today’s world in that play.

Don't see it if you prefer your plays naturalistic.

Also If you live in the NYC area & love classic theater, treat yourself to ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Absorbing, Enchanting, Cliched, Intense

See it if you love new translation of old works, really committed ensemble work, quirky staging

Don't see it if older styles of dramatic plotting and characters irritate you

Clever, Enchanting, Entertaining, Smart, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy a fresh, modern, feminist, comedic translation of Life's a Dream.

Don't see it if you're not up for a fast-paced comedy.

Also The translation of this play is exquisite. Sharp, fun word play and co... Read more Read less

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