Venue Details

402 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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Eastern Market
You can usually find street parking in this area. Just be
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Eastern Market
You can usually find street parking. Just be aware that some streets are for residents only.
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Eastern Market
Lots of dining options in Penn Quarter and Barracks Row-- both are less than a 10-min drive away.
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Jack Upper
Delightful Turkish, I think. Important to eat at the theater
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Jack Upper
We parked in front on the street. Hooray!
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Goldstar Member
A bit difficult. arena lot was full. Street parking gone. Traffic on 14th street bridge.
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28 reviews
18 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

After seeing Zimmerman's take on CANDIDE last month, I was all over this opportunity to see another work she directed. And I was not disappointed. I had a hard time... continued

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50 reviews
22 stars
attended Jan 18 2011

The Arena Stage's Arabian Nights is a spectacular production and should be seen by all lovers of theater. Written and directed by Mary Zimmerman, who just enriched... continued

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7 reviews
5 stars
attended Jan 18 2011

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... continued

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Website

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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  

Description

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.

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.