The Sleeper Awakens

An HB Ensemble Production

Playwright: Julie Mckee

The Sleeper Awakens - HB Studio

Director: Carol Rosenfeld

Cast: Elizabeth Grey*, Johanna Leister*, Robin Christian McNair*, Nick DeSimone, David Khouri, Frank Anderson*, Laura Gilreath, Nathalie Bryant.

*Members of the Actors Equity Association

Set and Costumes: Michael Masse Costume Assistant: Catherine Siracusa Light: Les Dickert Sound: Bob Murphy Stage Combat: Ian Marshall Managing Director: Marlene Mancini Technical Director: Giovanni Villari Office Manager: Tara Webb Assistant Directors: Nina Baddock & Yveyi Yi

The Sleeper Awakens was performed April 18th-May 5th, 2009

The Sleeper Awakens reimagines Pedro Calderon’s Life Is A Dream, seen through the lens of a Preston Sturges screwball comedy.

Synopsis: This play takes place in various locations in Florida. Wanting to name his successor, Uncle King has to make up for his abandonment of daughter Doleen, who was vanished from the family tree because of a portent during her birth. Introduced to freedom, power, and wealth, Doleen becomes aware of her family’s lifestyle and is ready to become the next heir. Uncle King, scared for all his hard work to go to waste opts to teach her the ropes of the business but harshly warns her not to mess things up.