Thursday, June 12, 2008

A Dream Play opens tonight

Jobsite Theater, TBPAC's resident theater company in the Shimberg Playhouse and winner of four 2007 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards, is opening Caryl Churchill's adaptation of August Strindberg's 1901-penned A Dream Play tonight.

"Everything can happen, everything is possible and probable. Time and place do not exist." So said August Strindberg in his preface to the original play. Following the logic of a dream – in which images and characters merge and separate, locations change in an instant, and a locked door recurs obsessively – A Dream Play is a potent mix of Freud plus Alice in Wonderland. The play itself is a dream about Agnes, a girl from another world. Quite possibly an angel or even a goddess, Agnes comes to Earth and becomes caught up in the sufferings and cruelties of mankind.

You can read stories written on the production from various sources here. You can also learn all about the cast and crew here.

A Dream Play runs through June 29.

A Dream Play contains adult language, brief nudity and fog effects.

(full disclosure: I am also the Producing Artistic Director of Jobsite Theater)

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