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Life is a Dream

JULY 8–AUGUST 2


A king driven by a chilling prophecy; a scorned woman on a journey for revenge; a dangerously ambitious couple vying for the throne; and a man who defies fate to make a new destiny for himself, his family, and his country, are the beating heart of Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz’s poetic adaptation of Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s ferociously beautiful Spanish Golden Age classic. This epic tale of love, power, and destiny is directed by the Magic Theatre's Loretta Greco, and features a brilliant cast led by Bay Area favorite Sean San José.

Life Is a Dream runs approximately one hour and forty minutes with no intermission.

Note for patrons: This production includes violent content and the use of a strobe light.

  • WHO'S WHO
  • Events
  • PHOTOS
  • PRESS
  • PROGRAM
  • INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

CREATIVE TEAM

Director - LORETTA GRECO 
Scenic Designer- ANDREW BOYCE
Costume Designer - ALEX JAEGER
Lighting Designer - CHRISTOPHER AKERLIND
Composer/Sound designer - CLIFF CARUTHERS
Voice and Text Coach - DEBORAH SUSSEL
Dramaturg - SONIA FERNANDEZ
Resident Fight Director - DAVE MAIER
Stage Manager - MEGAN SADA*
Assistant Director - AMANDA CONNORS
Associate Costume Designer - MORGEN WARNER
Assistant Lighting Designers - STEPHANIE BUCHNER
Production Assistant - CHRISTINA LARSON


CAST

Astolfo - AMIR ABDULLAH*
Estrella - TRISTAN CUNNINGHAM*
Rosaura - SARAH NINA HAYON*
Soldier/Ensemble - JASON KAPOOR
Clotaldo - JULIAN LÓPEZ-MORILLAS*
Basilio - ADRIAN ROBERTS*
Segismundo - SEAN SAN JOSÉ*
Clarin - JOMAR TAGATAC*
Ensemble - CARLOS BARRERA
Ensemble - KAISO HILL
*Denotes member of Actor's Equity Association. 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Ellen & Joffa Dale
Michael & Virginia Ross
Jean Simpson
Sharon Simpson
Jay Yamada


PRODUCERS

Craig & Kathy Moody


ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS

Barbara E. Jones, Monica Salusky & John Sutherland

PHOTOS

PUBLICITY
Publicity photo for Life Is a Dream


(L to R) Tristan Cunningham, Sean San José, Sarah Nina Hayon, and Adrian N. Roberts in California Shakespeare Theater’s Life Is a Dream, directed by Loretta Greco; photo by Kevin Berne.

Publicity photo for Twelfth Night


Pictured: (front L to R) Kaiso Hill, Carlos Berrera, Tristan Cunningham, Sarah Nina Hayon, Jomar Tagatac, and Jason Kapoor; (back L to R) Amir Abdullah, Julian López-Morillas, Adrian N. Roberts, and Sean San José in California Shakespeare Theater’s Life Is a Dream, directed by Loretta Greco; photo by Kevin Berne.

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

We believe in opening young minds to the power and magic of live theater. However, we understand that not every production may be appropriate for every child or family, as we frequently address mature issues, ideas, and themes. We encourage you to consider whether any particular Main Stage production is appropriate for your child, and to be in dialogue with us and your children about the content and/or artistic expression therein.

Children under four are not permitted in the Amphitheater as a courtesy to our patrons and artists.