Dreams and reality

On Stage

July 13, 2000|By J. Wynn Rousuck

Olney Theatre Center's third annual Potomac Theatre Festival, presented in collaboration with the Potomac Theatre Project and Washington's Theater J, opens tomorrow with "Sueno," Jose Rivera's adaptation of Pedro Calderon de la Barca's 17th century Spanish play, "Life is a Dream."

"Sueno," which explores the theme of dreams versus reality, focuses on a prince who rebels against his father, the king, who has kept him imprisoned since birth. Olney's production is directed by Jose Carrasquillo and stars Daniel Luna. The other offerings in this year's festival, which examines culturally diverse views of truth, time, honor and morality, include the Potomac Theatre Project's production of Tom Stoppard's 1995 Tony Award-winning play, "Arcadia" (July 19-Aug. 6 in Olney's Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab) and Theater J's production of "Collected Stories" (continuing through Aug. 13 at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center's Cecile Goldman Theater, 1529 16th St., N.W.), written by Donald Margulies, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize.

Show times for "Sueno," at Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, (including tonight's final preview), are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Sundays, 8 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Sundays, selected Saturdays and July 20, through Aug. 13. Tickets are $15-$32. Call 301-924-3400.

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