Arabian Nights at the Central Square Theater
adapted by Dominic Cooke
directed by Daniel Gidron
November 17 – December 31, 2011
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Enter ancient Persia, and be transformed by the power of storytelling. King Shahrayar, after being driven mad by his first wife’s infidelity, brands all women unfaithful. He takes a new bride every night, until he meets Shahrazad, who enchants him with magical tales spanning the globe, winning his love and respect in the process. 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. Central Square Theater’s resident companies join forces for their first co-production!
A co-production between The Nora Theatre Company & Underground Railway Theater
Art by Sandra Cohen/Bird Design.