Arabian Nights at Central Square Theater (Nov 27, 2015-Jan 3, 2016)

I am so delighted to be joining the cast of Central Square Theater’s Arabian Nights for it’s fifth (and final!) year.

We’ve got your nefarious thievesclever servants, greedy rich men, & unlikely escapes, told with gorgeous sets, costumes, and puppets, and resonating themes of harm, healing, and the power of story.

Arabian Nights is running in rep with Matchless/The Happy Prince—also very worth checking out!

I’ll be donning many hats (literally; also scarves, cloaks, etc.) and a dancer’s veil to play Marjanah, a thief, an old woman, etc.—a set of roles most recently portrayed by my awesome compatriot from Vinegar TomObehi Janice!

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Of all the costumes in the show, I get to wear the one that is most “tiny child fantasy.” :)

Daniel Gidron directs, with Judith Chaffee (my movement professor from B.U.!) is the movement director, choreographer, and commedia dell’arte consultant.

My castmates (Elbert Joseph, Bari Robinson, Deniz Khateri, Alexander Cook, Alexandria King, Vincent Ernest Siders, Brooks Reeves, and Jordan Clark) are hilarious—while the play has plenty of pathos, we’ve had each other in stitches since the first read-through with Elmer Fudd-esque character voices, turn-on-a-dime comic timing, and general shenanigans as we learn the show.

Our first readthrough.

Our first readthrough.

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