Review The Stage

June 22 2016

Miracle Theatre thrives on surprises. Director Bill Scott has re-worked Life’s a Dream, a complex philosophical allegory by the 17th century Spanish playwright Pedro Calderon de la Barca into a surreal fable of moral awakening that grapples with the weightiest of human dilemmas. Think Hamlet, Pandora’s Box, Caliban, Sleeping Beauty, Prometheus, and you will find them waving from the edges of this unsettling parable about a king who cages his new-born son because he believes the stars foretell his tyranny. Challenging stuff, perhaps, but delivered with Miracle’s usual comic buffoonery.
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