‘Dreamlandia’ coming to Brown stage Sept. 28 to Oct. 8
PROVIDENCE — The Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies and Sock & Buskin will present their first show of the 2017-18 season, “Dreamlandia” by Octavio Solis, from Sept. 28 to Oct. 8.
Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s 1935 Spanish Golden age classic, “Life is a Dream,” “Dreamlandia” is set in the borderlands between Mexico and Texas, where it explores the terrain between illusion and reality. Immigration, labor relations, the narcotics industry, and the complexities of familia are scrutinized through Solis’ lyrical language, brutal truth and the multi-dimensionality of indigenous storytelling. Dreamlandia vibrates with the clash of cultural and sexual identities and illuminates the diversity of perspectives of those living on the edge of the U.S. and Mexico.
Performances are held at Leeds Theatre, on the main campus at Brown University (83 Waterman St.) They take place Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2.
Tickets are $15 (adults), $12 (seniors) and $7 (students). For more, visit brown.edu/theatre. To book tickets, call (401) 863-2838, or visit the Box Office in the Leeds Theatre Lobby (83 Waterman Street, Providence, RI 02912), Tuesday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m. during the semester, or email email@example.com.