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May 4 - June 4, 2017
The production has closed.
The Arabian Nights

written by Mary Zimmerman

Adapted from THE BOOK OF THE THOUSAND NIGHTS AND ONE NIGHT

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Constellation Theatre Company caught the attention of the DC theatre scene in 2007 with its production of The Arabian Nights.  10 years later, the company is delighted to present a brand new production of this legendary tale.   

For 1,001 nights Scheherazade uses the power of storytelling to save her own life.  Each evening she captivates King Shahryar by spinning tales of love, lust, sorrow and revenge.  Comic stories like “The Jester’s Wife” alternate with mysterious dreams and moving stories of love and sacrifice.  This collection of Middle Eastern stories is a testament to how the magic of storytelling can transform people, illuminate their minds and redeem their souls.  Featuring live music by Tom Teasley.

Recommended for ages 16+.
Run Time: 2:20, plus one intermission

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"Beautiful... Compelling... Sophisticated!"
- The Washington Post
"Dynamic and Energetic"
  - DC Metro Theater Arts
"A Dream Come True"
      - Sharpencity
"A Handsome Remounting of Its Inaugural Show!"
               - The Washington Post
"A Great Introduction to the Work of this Bold Theatre Company!"
- MD Theatre Guide
     
Ensemble
Shravan Amin
Shravan Amin

Madman and others

Surasree Das
Surasree Das

Dunyazade and others

Veronica del Cerro*
Veronica del Cerro*

Scheherezade

Thomas Howley
Thomas Howley

Wazir and others

Jeremy Keith Hunter
Jeremy Keith Hunter

Pastrycook and others

Yesenia Iglesias
Yesenia Iglesias

Perfect Love and others

Matthew Aldwin McGee*
Matthew Aldwin McGee*

Jester and others

Dallas Milholland
Dallas Milholland

Jester's Wife and others

Lilian Oben
Lilian Oben

Sympathy the Learned and others

Ryan Sellers
Ryan Sellers

Shahryar

Kevin Sockwell*
Kevin Sockwell*

Harun Al-Rashid and others

Linda Bard
Linda Bard

Understudy

Justin Jarod Bell
Justin Jarod Bell

Understudy

Marquis Gibson
Marquis Gibson

Understudy

Melissa Reed
Melissa Reed

Understudy

*Member of Actors' Equity Association

Creative Team

Director ........................................... Allison Arkell Stockman
Composer/Live Performer ............. Tom Teasley
Scenic Designer .............................. A.J. Guban^
Costume Designer .......................... Erik Teague^
Lighting Designer ........................... Jason Arnold^
Properties Designer ........................ Matthew Aldwin McGee
Choreographer ................................ Veronique Tran
Production Stage Manager ............. Rachel Hamilton
Stage Manager ................................. Matt Balfour

Production Team

Assistant Director ...................................... Jenna Duncan
Prod Assistant Stage Manager ................. Carissa Gilson
Assistant Stage Manager .......................... Sarah Kate Patterson
Technical Director ..................................... Mike Salmi
Master Electrician ..................................... Alex Keen
Scenic Charge ........................................... Megan Hart