Jason Grote's 1001, a Reworking of the Tales of the Arabian Nights
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The last date listed for 1001 was Saturday August 13, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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In 1934 Berlin, two lovers are thrown on a train to Dachau as part of the Gestapo's plan to cleanse the city of "perverts." One denies his lover at the hands of the guards, but while at the camp, he learns that true dignity lies in acknowledging who he is. Bent is an award-winning WWII drama written by Martin Sherman that tracks the persecution of homosexuals in Nazi Germany. The play is historically significant because, before Bent's first staging in London in 1979, there was little awareness of Nazi treatment of homosexuals. With its potent statement, the play has helped increase historical research of and education about their abuse. Learn More
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I was interested in this play as it was working off of the famous 1001 Arabian Nites. However, it was too long and some of the scene changes to make it "modern" did not make sense. Unfortunately, I got bored. However, next door to this Theatre is an awesome restaurant that has good food and Live Blues music---that saved the nite.
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Absolutely did NOT enjoy it. Aside from the script being weird, the performers (including the young lady who preceded the performance) spoke too fast and frequently unintelligibly. We and many others elected to leave at intermission.
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“Jason Grote is one of a generation of brainy new American dramatists — including Tracy Letts and Will Eno — who understand that to reach new audiences, political theater needs to move beyond moral indignation and outrage, past spoon-feeding an attitude.” —LA Weekly
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1001 is a postmodernist take on The Arabian Nights, by way of Edward Said, Azar Nafisi, Borges, Hitchcock, Calvino and Monty Python. THe play premiered at Denver Center Theater with a New York premiere with Page 73 (both in 2007), and fifteen subsequent productions around the US from 2007-11. As of May 2011, the piece has won a Bay Area Critics’ Circle Award for best play; is being revived by Collaboraction for Chicago’s Theater on the Lake, and for an extended run; will have its New England premiere with Company One in Boston; and is being adapted into a musical,__ Scheherazade__. 1001 has received an Ovation Award from The Denver Post and has been included critics’ “best of” lists in The Huffington Post, Time Out NY, Time Out Chicago, L.A. Weekly, Westword, The Boulder Daily Camera and The Rocky Mountain News.