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The Arabian Nights

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 to Sunday, March 9, 2014
Performance Showtimes: 
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, February 28, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 2, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 7:30pm
Sunday, March 9, 2014 - 2:00pm

Written by Mary Zimmerman
Adapted from The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night
Directed by Leah Adcock-Starr

Leah Adcock-Starr, a student in our Professional Director Training Program (PDTP), will direct her first full-length feature production for the School of Drama. In Mary Zimmerman’s hypnotic play, The Arabian Nights, the audience is dazzled with a lush swirl of vibrant carpets, luxurious fabrics and shadowy lanterns. A beautiful world full of movement and music emerges as Scheherazade’s stories unfold from the secret crevices and dark shadows on stage. The alluring trappings of a Persian palace help transport audiences to another time and place where the young Scheherazade must weave a new story every night to postpone the death sentence imposed by her husband, King Shahryar.

Meet PDTP student and director Leah Adock-Starr as she reveals backstage secrets and shares her experiences during an opening night dinner at the UW Club on Friday, February 28. Dinner reservations are made through the UW Club at 206-543-0437 or uwclub@uw.edu.

A post-show talk will be held on Thursday, March 6.

Program for The Arabian Nights (PDF)


Tre Cotten Harun al Rashid
Claire Fort Slave Girl/Various
Christen Gee Perfect Love’s Entourage/Various
Jon-Erik Hegstad The Chief of Keys/Various
Brianne A. Hill Scherezade/Azizah
Yesenia Iglesias Dunyazade/Sympathy the Learned
Pankaj 'J' K Jha Slave/Various
Rebekah Patti Perfect Love’s Entourage/Various
Rudy Roushdi Prince of Fools/Various
Andrea Salaiz Perfect Love’s Entourage/Various
Jonathan Shue The Wazir/Various
Christian Telesmar Shahryar/Various
Tara Velan Perfect Love’s Entourage/Various
Zach Virden Jafar/Second Sage
Kimberly Nicole Wood Shahryar’s Wife/Various
Creative Team: 
Leah Adcock-Starr Director
Maya Ogasawara Scenic Design
Michaela Petrovich Costume Design
Ryn Flynn Lighting Design
Meghan Woffinden Stage Manager