One Thousand Nights and One Day
a postmodern musical fantasia
April 4 - 29, 2018
ART/NY Mezzanine Theater (502 West 53rd St., NYC)
There is only one story... and its Author and Hero is Us.
In mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life.
In modern-day New York, a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love in a fractured world. This world premiere musical, adapted from Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play 1001, reinvents The Arabian Nights, colliding the contemporary and the ancient. Through a genre-bending score, it questions past and present images of the Middle East, exploring the power of story in our everyday lives.
CAST & CREATIVE
book and lyrics by JASON GROTE, based on his play 1001
music by MARISA MICHELSON
directed by ERIN ORTMAN
choreographed by KARLA PUNO GARCIA
music directed by KURT CROWLEY
JEN ANAYA, ASHKON DAVARAN, CHAD GOODRIDGE, SEPIDEH MOAFI,
YASSI NOUBAHAR, GABRIELLA PÉREZ, BEN STEINFELD & GRAHAM STEVENS
costume design BECKY BODURTHA
scenic design JASON ARDIZZONE-WEST
lighting design CAROLYN WONG
sound design JEREMY LEE
electronic music programmer ENRICO DE TRIZIO
production manager ALLISON QUEEN
stage manager ELIZABETH ANN GOODMAN
assistant stage manager MARJORIE ANN WOOD
general manager HILLEL FRIEDMAN