Brooklyn's Resistance Theatre tackles Strindberg's surreal 1902 drama, A Dream Play, in their new adaptation called DreamFire, April 17 - May 3. DreamFire is thematically based on an Asian Indian myth where the god, Indra's daughter is sent down to earth to find out why it is that human beings suffer. The production takes the Indian theme and presents it through sequences of sensations, images, and thoughts -- in order to induce a logic known only while sleeping.
DreamFire, directed and designed by Christopher Weston (co-founder of the Resistance), utilizes projections, stylized movements, rhythms and text in order to create the effects of our ever shifting subconscious.
Since opening in March of 1997, Resistance Theater has mounted three original productions : Flesh Eaters, AntiGone, and Peep Hole. The company is primarily dedicated to exploring theatrical conventions and finding new forms of performance and design. Thecompany has also presented such groups and individuals as The Museum of Sound Recording, Kid Lucky, the Legion of Black Poets and Artists, Gary Heidt and the 12-Gauge Review.
DreamFire runs April 17 - May 3, for tickets or more information call (718) 783-2246.
-- By Sean McGrath