A Sleep of Prisoners
March 16, 17, 18
We are very excited and fortunate to announce a play by Christopher Fry coming to our stage at the Rudolf Steiner Community Center, by way of Worldstage Theatre & Co., an anthroposophically-inspired troupe who have made their home in Pasadena.
An anti-war drama, A Sleep of Prisoners, explores, through dream conversations of four soldiers, themes familiar to us as human beings: life itself, death, war and the consequence of free will.
In dramatic verse Fry investigates the problems of four prisoners of war trapped overnight in a bombed out cathedral in enemy territory. Through their night of vivid dreams, incorporating themes of Old Testament proportions, each participates as a character in each other’s dreams. Revealed for our own consideration are each man’s inner response to the dream events, engaging himself, his companions and the problems they face onto a spiritual plane.
The play, around 85 minutes long, has no intermission. Purchase tickets here, making your suggested donation there of $25 - $45, according to what is comfortable for you. Your ticket will then await you at our theater door. You may also call our Branch or email for information.
The play will run for three nights at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16th, Friday, March 17th and Saturday, March 18th. Doors will open at 6:00 for first come, first served seating. The library room will also be open early for browsing.
We very much look forward to seeing you here in our very own “theater”!
This is a play well rewarded with seeing more than once. So you may wish to come more than one night!