La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream)


One of the essential works of Spanish Golden Age theater, this timeless play explores free will, fate, and tyranny. Do we choose who we are or are we merely marionettes in the hands of a greater power? Is what we see real or an altered illusion? Lopez’s tight new adaptation reflects on these universal truths. Performed in Spanish with English surtitles.

Presented by GALA Hispanic Theatre

Show Type
Running Time
120 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$20 - $55

Discount Tickets Available Students, Military, Seniors (65+) $30; Groups (10+) $30

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Box Office Phone: 202-234-7174

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 09/12/2019 - 10/13/2019
Sunday 02:00pm--
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday 08:00pm--
Friday 08:00pm--
Saturday 08:00pm--
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 09/26/2019 - 10:30am
  • 09/27/2019 - 10:30am
  • 10/03/2019 - 10:30am
  • 10/04/2019 - 10:30am
  • 10/09/2019 - 10:30am
  • 10/10/2019 - 10:30am
Performer Role
Daniel Alonso Segismundo
Soraya Padrao Rosaura
Mel Rocher Clotaldo
Timothy A Pabon Basilio
Catherine Nunez Perez Estrella
Peter Pereyra Astolfo
Delbis Cardona Clarin
Camilo Linares Soldier
Production Personnel
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Hugo Medrano
Costume Designers
Moyenda Kulemeka
Eric J Davis
Set Designer
Milagros Ponce De León
Sound Designer
Jesús Díaz Cortés
Lighting Designer
Jesús Díaz Cortés
Mariano Vales
Adapted By
Nando J. López
Projections/Media Designer
Nitsan Scharf


GALA Hispanic Theatre
3333 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20010
About the Venue:
Set on top of the former Tivoli Theatre's balcony, the new theater house design uses the existing balcony's stepped concrete for its seating. The vibrant design echoes the vitality of the theater company and the Latino creative spirit. A curved wall for art dominates the lobby, while the concessions bar creates a focal counterpoint within the space.

Getting There

  • Columbia Heights (Green/Yellow Lines)
  • One block north of Columbia Heights Metro


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages
  • Theater discount at nearby garage


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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