A Dream Play
What happens when a genius who has succeeded in nearly every way imaginable--as a dramatist, novelist, journalist, musician, poet, sculptor,painter, scholar, critic, historian, botanist, photographer, scientist, linguist, sociologist, philosopher, occultist and alchemist--and found every success to be insufficient to his vaulting ambition, opens up his head and unleashes his dreams?
What happens when this phantasmagoria is taken up by a group of a couple dozen hungry artists, students and scholars from the departments of Design, Music and Theatre?
It could get ugly.
But if you’ve ever found yourself in a moment of scientific contemplation, spiritual meditation, poetic imitation, graceful co-habitation, linguistic limitation or chaotic libation, you’ll find something of interest in August Strindberg’s “A Dream Play,” the Theatre Department’s 3rd mainstage production of the ’11-’12 academic year (just in time for the 100th anniversary of Strindberg’s death!).
You will most definitely find something worth talking about in class if your class has anything to do with Sweden, naturalism--or 19th-century literature generally, expressionistic painting, Schopenhauer, Bach, Escher,Nietzsche, Fibonacci, Haber, Kierkegaard, symmetry, the nature of reality, lucid dreaming, alchemy, fractals, Freud, Jung, Cotard’s Syndrome, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Indic cosmology, Bhuddism, the Age of Genius, binary systems, video games, interpersonal relationships, intra-personal relationships, marriage, sexuality, aging, death, dying, and/or afterlife.
Come to the Black Box Theatre in Maloney Hall, Tuesday-Saturday, March 6-10, 7:30pm. 832-1989 for ticket info or visit www.theatre.ccsu.edu.
“...he is perhaps the most remarkable writer of his age: a superior mind on horseback riding his own path and leaving most others far in the rear...he has investigated most things and attacked everything, from science to art and inventions, from culture to religion and God; with a kind of jubilant rage he has flung himself at everything in this life and the life to come...”
Knut Hamsun, winner of the 1920 Nobel Prize for literature and from whom ‘the whole modern school of fiction in the twentieth century stems” (Isaac Bashevis Singer) about August Strindberg.
Theatre Department, CCSU