Tony Award-Winning Director Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights at Arena Stage
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The last date listed for The Arabian Nights was Sunday February 6, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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I wanted to see this as it was playing in Chicago when I visited last, but was pretty booked and expensive. I throughly enjoyed it. M. Zimmerman's blend of storytelling with some dramatic acting out is more compelling than traidtional theatre-- one is literallly sitting on the edge of one's seat (like the king Scheherezade is entertaining). Costumes adn staging are great; music interesting. One learns a lot about the other side of the globe and other eras, but Mary Z brings in some modern and local humor and commentary, which works. I had some trouble hearing some actors during the performance, when their backs were to me (alhtough i was only in 4th row).
Quotes & Highlights
“Enchantment… Zimmerman has a genius for building stage spectaculars from the most basic, old-fashioned materials [and] the actors transform themselves into an exhilarating panoply of expertly etched characters.” —Variety
“Feast for the eyes and ears” —Chicago Magazine
Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from _The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
_In association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Lookingglass Theatre Company
In ancient Baghdad, a courageous young girl postpones her execution by weaving magical tales for the troubled king. Genies and jesters, lovers and thieves spring to life from Scheherazade’s imagination – allowing her to win the king’s heart even as she secures her freedom. Tony Award-winning director and playwright Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses) celebrates the wonder of storytelling and the redemptive power of love.
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