Wed Feb 26, 2014 – Sun Mar 9, 2014
Leah Adcock-Starr, a student in our Professional Director Training Program , will direct her first full-length feature production for the School of Drama. In Mary Zimmerman’s hypnotic play, 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.