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STC Theatre closes their 2018-2019 production season with August Strindberg’s A Dream Play

STC’s “A Dream Play” will take place May 2-4 at 8 p.m. at the Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio.

South Texas College (STC) Theatre ends their 2018-2019 season with A Dream Play, a surreal drama by August Strindberg.

In Strindberg’s A Dream Play, the author has sought to reproduce the disconnected, yet apparently logical form of the dream. Time and space do not exist. Characters divide, double, redouble, evaporate, condense, float out of each other, and converge.

Since the dream usually distresses rather than pleases, a tone of melancholy and sympathy runs through the shifting narrative. In the dream, there are no secrets, no inconsistencies, no scruples, and there is no law. It neither judges nor absolves. It only relates.

The part that sleep, as “the Liberator” plays is often painful, but when the pain seems at its worst, the sufferer wakes up to reality, which however tormenting it may be, is still in that moment and in contrast to the dream, is a joy.

The production will run from May 2 - 4 at 8 p.m., and will include a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 5. Performances will take place at STC’s Cooper Center for Communication Arts Black Box Studio Theatre located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen TX.

General admission tickets cost $5. Tickets can be purchased one hour before the performance at the box office, or in advance online at https://secure.touchnet.com/C20193_ustores/web/store_main.jsp?STOREID=13.

For additional information about the show, or for group rates, call (956)872-2301 or email drodri72@southtexascollege.edu or jrodriguez@southtexascollege.edu.