Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs


Thursday, September 28 –
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Leeds Theatre, 83 Waterman St.

Tickets are $15 for regular admission, $12 for seniors and $7 for students with an I.D.

Inspired by Pedro Calderón de la Barca’s classic "Life is a Dream," the theater production of "Dreamlandia" by Octavio Solis tells a story that illuminates the various perspectives of people living on the edge of the United States and Mexican border. Touching on topics ranging from immigration to the narcotics industries and Mexican culture, the production was written in 2000 and offers an examination of border politics that can be reminiscent of the absurd, comedic style of Mexican telenovelas (translated as soap operas). “Solis’ use of language in 'Dreamlandia' is a masterful confluence of poetry, rhythmic patterns of dialogue between characters, labeling, and code-switching,” Brown Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) faculty member Sarah dAngelo said. Presented by Sock and Buskin and TAPS, the performance is part of an ongoing conversation at Brown about diversity and inclusion and part of TAPS' commitment to telling stories from diverse voices. "Dreamlandia" will run from September 28 through October 8 in Leeds Theatre, 83 Waterman St. Showtimes are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

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