Iron Crow Theatre presents the Baltimore Premiere of Canadian playwright, Daniel MacIvor's The Soldier Dreams at Theatre Project.
Directed by Steven J. Satta-Fleming, The Soldier Dreams features Marsha Becker, Rich Buchanan, Joseph Ritsch, Karin Crighton, Alec Weinberg, Steve Sawicki, Sarah Lynn Taylor and Paul Wissman.
"Daniel MacIvor's writing is spare and elegant, yet rich with powerful poetic images. His sharp observations and wicked sense of humor keep this play earthy, accessible and extremely entertaining. We recognize ourselves in his flawed, jagged characters, who, ultimately, arrive at a kind of rough, believable nobility we can admire," said Director Satta.
The Soldier Dreams is the wickedly funny and deeply moving story of the exuberant and charismatic David. When David falls ill, his family invades the home he shares with his partner Richard. While in a coma, David dreams of his secret life, while family dynamics shift and tilt in surprising ways.
Playwright Daniel MacIvor creates a family portrait that examines the effect of death on the living, while paying homage to the loved ones who have left us.
Two of the actors in The Soldier Dreams offer some wonderful insight:
The actor portraying Richard, who is dealing with the the inevitable death of his lover, Joseph Ritsch commented, "The writing in the play is so beautifully simple that it forces the performances to be painfully complex. As an actor in the world of this play, every choice is magnified. There is nothing to hide behind in the text. The challenge as an actor with this play is to trust the text, speak it's simple truths while simultaneously creating a vast emotional journey underneath."
Paul Wissman who plays David shares, "I love these characters. The first time I read through the script, I thought so much was going on under the surface that I wasn't sure what had happened. It's challenging and fun to find out what's behind the dialogue."
Daniel MacIvor's plays have been labeled everything from postmodern to meta theatrical, but these are cold terms that do nothing to capture the warm, accessible soul of a writer whose honesty and compassion for both audiences and his characters is at the heart of all his work, including 'The Soldier Dreams'. —Variety
The Soldier Dreams is presented by special arrangement with International Creative Management (ICM).
April 7 - 21
Wednesdays - Saturdays @ 8pm
Sunday, April 15 @ 7pm
General ~ $15
Students/Seniors/Artists/Military ~ $10
Box Office: 410-752-8558
45 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
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