Written and Directed byJames Lapine

Newhouse Theater

TWELVE DREAMS, by James Lapine, is a haunting drama that concerns a 10-year-old girl who has an extraordinary series of dreams that foreshadow her own death. The story, inspired by a famous case study by Carl Jung, is outlined in Jung's book Man and His Symbols. TWELVE DREAMS combines music, dance and visual imagery with a touching family story of a widowed doctor and his beloved young daughter. James Lapine created TWELVE DREAMS when he was a relative theatrical greenhorn. Since then, he has gone on to become one of America's most gifted and imaginative theater artists. He is probably best-known for his musical collaborations with Stephen Sondheim--indeed, seeing the original production of TWELVE DREAMS excited Sondheim enough to ask Lapine to be his writing partner.