Dream # 9
Price Range: $11-19
What if John Lennon survived the gunshots inflicted upon him by Mark Chapman on that cold December night in Manhattan in 1980?
Dream # 9 is a musical play, with a cross-cultural fantasy theme, that explores this question – with some twists and turns. It is the story of the first few months following that night; of Lennon's recovery with the help of the loving and strong woman by his side, of where he finds himself at the end of his recovery (and where the world wants him to be), and of the power of dreams.
The play itself was inspired by a dream, but really came about as the convergence of a real-life story of survival, a mythological tale of perseverance and intelligence borne of love, from India, and the fierce fantasy that many of us share of having John Lennon still amongst us.
"Dream # 9" is produced by Ayesha and Vik Patnaik, and written and directed by Vik. Ayesha is an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Arts Dept. at Shoreline Community College, while Vik is an independent consultant in clean energy technologies and international management. Ayesha and Vik are grateful to have been able to revive this project post-COVID in the Greater Seattle area, and, with the help of Theatre Puget Sound, assemble an excellent cast of experienced actors from the local community.