The Dream


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(4.4 stars; 4 reviews)

The Dream is Joanna Baillie’s gothic, proto-Lynchian meditation on fear, guilt, and the prophetic power of dreams. In the cloistered confines of a Swiss monastery, a small group of monks share the same prophetic dream: a forlorn specter reaches out to them with a mysterious—and potentially life-threatening—ultimatum. The dream comes every night, and yet its true import remains hazy and unknown. But when these dreams lead them to a buried corpse, the monastery soon tumbles down a blood-spattered path of vengeance, betrayal, and unbridled terror. - Summary by ChuckW
Stage Directions: Sandra Schmit
Jerome: Gauguin
Benedict: ToddHW
Paul: TJ Burns
Osterloo: Tomas Peter
Prior: Larry Wilson
Leonora: Sonia
Agnes: Availle
Morand: Chuck Williamson
Wovelreid: Voxandis
3rd Peasant (Woman) / 1st Woman / Sexton / The Imperial Ambassador: Leanne Yau
Peasant / Lay-Brother / The First Gentleman: DrPGould
4th Peasant (Old Woman) / 2nd Executioner: April6090
1st Peasant / 1st Servant / 1st Executioner: Foon
2nd Peasant / 2nd Servant / 1st Monk: TriciaG
Monk: Jim Locke
1st Soldier: Roger Melin
1st Officer: Eva Davis
2nd Soldier: alanmapstone
3rd Soldier: Nemo (1 hr 46 min)

Chapters

Act I 34:31 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act II 40:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Act III 30:58 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

Well acted


(5 stars)

Unfamiliar but impressive play