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Boston Center for the Arts - Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
617-426-5000
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3.1 / 5 Rated by 7 members
Review from Kwolkon
17 events 10 reviews

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.

reviewed Jul 30 2011 report as inappropriate
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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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Description

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

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