‘Dream­lan­dia’ com­ing to Brown stage Sept. 28 to Oct. 8

Pawtucket Times - - VALLEY -

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 box­of­fice@brown.edu.

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