Kristin

Kristin’s Event Journal

The Arabian Nights

Arabian-1
Wednesday January 19, 2011 / 7:30pm (Preview)
The Arabian Nights
1 ticket
Orchestra
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

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This staging of "The Arabian Nights" has already been performed and reviewed positively in Chicago, Kansas City, and Berkeley before reaching Washington, so I wasn't taking a huge risk in buying a preview ticket here. If you enjoyed fairy tales and fables as a child, then you will enjoy this show. The use of props and the movement on the stage was highly imaginative, with music on Middle Eastern instruments worked into the performance, and the style of acting worked for the stories here. It's a highly effective evening of vicarious travel to a distant time and place in the middle of a D.C. winter.