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The Arabian Nights

1835 14th Street, NW Washington

Ali Baba, Sinbad, Aladdin -- the list of classic characters and tales spun in The Arabian Nights is unrivaled in all of literature. Also known as One Thousand and One Nights, this timeless work of imagination has been captivating audiences for hundreds of years. Now, Constellation Theatre reprises its acclaimed production of Tony winner Mary Zimmerman's stage adaptation, bringing all of the original's magic to life. The young Scheherazade, desperate to stave off her own execution, spins tale after tale for her new husband, the king. Each night, she weaves a spellbinding story, hoping that her vivid imagination will buy her the time she needs to win both the king's heart and her own freedom. Experience this testament to the power of storytelling when The Arabian Nights comes to Source in Washington, D.C.

Thru - Jun 4, 2017

Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm

Price: $35 - $45

Box Office: 202-315-1305

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MetroWeekly - Recommended

"...There's grace and precision in the staging of director Allison Arkell Stockman's saucy vignettes, which unfold as stories within stories within stories, featuring a dozen players - including the show's taqiyah-sporting composer and one-man-band Tom Teasley - animating seemingly 1,001 characters over the course of two well-paced acts."

Andre Hereford

BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...Before there was Aladdin, there was Arabian Nights, a series of tales told by Scherezade to King Shahryar about love, lust, vengeance and remorse. Just as Scherezade captivated Shahryar with storytelling, Constellation Theatre's revival of Arabian Nights playing from May 4-June 4 in Washington D.C. captivates their audiences."
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Isabella Basco

DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...So if you are in the mood for a visually splendid evening of theatre, with plenty of old world spiritual wisdom thrown into the mix, with fine acting and superb music, make your way to 14th Street and the Source."
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Robert Michael Oliver

MD Theatre Guide - Recommended

"...Constellation Theatre Company marks its 10th season with a revival of a show from its first, playwright Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of "The Arabian Nights," directed by Allison Arkell Stockman. It is an exemplary choice to showcase Constellation's tradition of rich visuals and movement-based performance."
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Peter Orvetti

DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...Part of the reason this production is a Constellation Theatre ideal is because of all these strengths Iíve mentioned; but at the same time, there are certain theatrical preferences the company displays, which some viewers may feel lead to missed opportunities, based upon their own preferences. One choice the company makes in this Arabian Nights that is most revealing is its ending. The play ends with a cacophony of overlapping stories, followed by the anticipated happy ending of Scheherazadeís marriage to a repentant Shahryar. There is a mighty celebration, and then the lights go down on that ecstatic moment."
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Brett Steven Abelman

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