Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling – again! The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater revive their award-winning production of Dominic Cooke’s ARABIAN NIGHTS (dir. Daniel Gidron). Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East and Asia, ARABIAN NIGHTS is rich with suspense, romance, and hilarity – stories irresistible for all ages. At its heart is the power of the imagination to heal, inspire, and transform.
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Alexander Cook* (Vizier, Captain, Doctor, Es-Sindibad, King in “How Abu Hassan Broke Wind,” Haroun Al-Rashid, King’s Vizier, Dervish, Ensemble) has appeared in The Lily's Revenge at American Repertory Theater and in last year's Arabian Nights here at CST....
Debra Wise* (Queen, Ali Baba’s Wife, Doctor’s Wife, King in “The Story of the Little Beggar,” Merchants 2 & 3 in “The Story of Es-Sindibad the Sailor,” Marriage Broker, Mother, Customer 1, Second Sister, Steward’s Wife, Ensemble; Artistic Director, Underground Railway Theater) is a founding member of URT and has served as Artistic Director since 1998....
Yavni Bar-Yam (Slave, Ali Baba, Steward in the “Story of the Little Beggar,” Ship, Abu Hassan, Sidi 2, Perviz, Ensemble) is an actor, puppeteer, playwright, and artist. Boston appearances include the ART/MIT Media Lab US premier of Death and the Powers: the Robots' Opera (as a misery); The Visit with Chelsea TheaterWorks (Lobi); Richard III with Actors' Shakespeare Project (Dorset); and Zalmen, or the Madness of God at the Harvard Arts First Festival (Zalmen and puppet designer)....
Zena Chatila (Dinarzad, Kasim’s Wife, Druggist, Tailor’s Wife, Hangman, Page, Merchant 1 in the “Story of Es-Sindibad the Sailor,” Bride, Customer 2, Parizade, Ensemble) is delighted to be making her Boston debut with bothTthe Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater....
Evelyn Howe (Shahrazad, Chief of Police, Sorceress, Youngest Sister, Talking Bird, Queen in “The Story of the Envious Sisters,” Ensemble) is so thrilled to be returning to Central Square Theater and to the wonderful world of Arabian Nights....
Elbert Joseph (Jester, Baba Mustapha, Headsman, Beggar, Baker, Steward in “The Story of the Envious Sisters,” Ensemble) proudly returns to the IRNE Award winning ensemble of Arabian Nights....
Ahmad Maksoud (Servant, Kasim, Ali Baba’s Son, Tailor, Watchman, Porter, Sidi 1, Bahman, Ensemble) is thrilled to return to the Arabian Nights cast after an incredible experience last year....
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