Tony Award-Winning Director Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights at Arena Stage
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Featured review from Mary S Ellsworth
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I enjoyed this production very much - loved the portrayal of the ancient story of Scheherezade and her 1001 tales of love, seduction, betrayal and wisdom. The ending brought tears to my eyes as it evoked the mortality and vulnerability of the "Badhdad, city of peace and poets" in which we had just spent a pleasant time. A couple of the scenes are belabored.... would like to see them take 5-10 minutes off the production.
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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