( Thu., Apr. 12, 2012 - Sun., Apr. 22, 2012 )
Titmus Theatre, 2241 Dunn Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27695
The Arabian Nights, adapted by Mary Zimmerman - "First written down somewhere around Syria and Egypt in the tenth century, The Arabian Nights ha[s] been translated and adapted numerous times over the last millennium. Scheherezade’s predicament frames the storytelling that begins when the King walks in on his wife passionately embracing another man. To be certain he will never be betrayed again, the King marries a new woman every night and kills her the next morning. When it is Scheherezade’s turn, she devises a clever plan to save herself and the other girls. Each night, she tells the King a story, a series of magical tales, stopping at the critical moment of the story. The King must wait to learn the resolution, thus sparing the gifted storyteller to weave the tales another day. But she must keep the king interested, or she will forfeit her life. Always on the edge of danger, Scheherezade unfolds her stories, each more wondrous than the last, with action and adventure, humor, and sometimes even a touch of naughty. Some adult themes."
Single tickets - reserved - $18, seniors $16, NCSU students $5.