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Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman at the OSF Black Swan Theatre in Ashland
November 11 @ 8:00 pm - November 19 @ 10:00 pm
A twelve-member cast enacts Scheherazade’s tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams. Scheherazade’s cliffhanger stories prevent her husband, the cruel ruler Shahryar, from murdering her, and after 1,001 nights, Shahryar is cured of his madness, and Scheherazade returns to her family. This adaptation offers a wonderful blend of the lesser-known tales from Arabian Nights with the recurring theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people. The final scene brings the audience back to a modern day Baghdad with the wail of air raid sirens threatening the rich culture and history that are embodied by these tales. Discounted Faculty/Staff and Student tickets must be purchased in person or by phone 541-552-6348.