(From the publisher):
A twelve-member cast enacts Scheherazade's tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade's cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people. The final scene brings the audience back to a modern day Baghdad with the wail of air raid sirens threatening the rich culture and history that are embodied by these tales.
Original title: The Arabian Nights
Genre: Drama and Plays
Fairy Tales & Folklore→ Reinterpretations
- Based on Powys Mathers's translation, The book of the thousand nights and one night, published by Routledge and Kegan Paul in 1986.
- First performed in 1993