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- by Jason Grote
- directed by Carlos Murillo
A wild time-bending re-imagining of The Arabian Nights, Jason Grote's 1001 hyperlinks Scheherazade's tales to contemporary Manhattan, in an examination of East and West in the post-9/11 world. Part Monty Python, part magical realist political fantasia, this Chicago premiere by a visionary new playwright takes the audience on a rollicking journey through the precarious world of the 21st Century. For mature audiences.
Chris Boykin (Emir Ghassan/Horrible Monster), Chris Brickhouse (Yahya/Asser/Student/Moderator/Eunuch), Ariana Dziedzic (Scheherezade/Dahna), Erica Ikeda (Virgin/Maridah/Juml/Kuchuk), Mallory Larson (Osama Bin Laden/Dershowitz/Borges/Flaubert), Aram Monisoff (Shahriyar/Alan), Sean Parris (One Eyed Arab/Juml’s Master/Moustafa/Slave/Sinbad/Djinn), Marielle De Rocca Serra (Dunyazade/Lubna).
The production team includes scenic design by Steve Carmody,costume design by Whitney Mcbride,lighting design by Noah Hayman,sound design by Victoria Deiorio,dramaturgy by Leslie Cunningham, andstage management by Luke Ricca.