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The Arabian Nights

February-March 2013
Written By: Mary Zimmerman
Directed By: Jeanne Leep
Performed in: The Black Box Theatre

Mary Zimmerman’s fresh take on these ancient tales creates a magical experience in which Scheherazade's stories, told to save her life from the cruel and tortured ruler, Shahryar, weave an enchanted carpet ride that will both delight the senses and provoke the mind. For one thousand and one nights, Shahryar delays Scheherazade’s murder as he eagerly awaits her next tale of love, lust, hilarity, or sorrow. This beautiful and highly physical adaptation makes for a powerful version of both familiar and lesser-known tales from the cannon of this classic text.