adapted by Dominic Cooke
directed by Daniel Gidron
November 23 – December 30, 2012
presented by The Nora Theatre Company & Underground Railway Theater
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 (2012 Independent Reviewers of New England Awards for Best Ensemble, Best Puppetry, Best Costumes, and Best Director) of Dominic Cooke’s Arabian Nights. 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.
"This irresistible production of Arabian Nights transports us to another world that reminds us of the power of storytelling, not only to take us outside of ourselves, but to recognize our common humanity."
"Arabian Nights looks to become a benchmark co-production and a likely Hub winter tradition."
--Bay State Banner, Best of 2011
“Experiencing the delight of audiences of all ages in the rich power of storytelling with lush color, innovative puppetry, and hilarity was a joy! We are so very happy to bring back Arabian Nights.”
--Mary C. Huntington, Artistic Director, The Nora Theatre Company; Debra Wise, Artistic Director, Underground Railway Theater