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 thieves, clever servants, greedy rich men, & unlikely escapes, told with gorgeous sets, costumes, and puppets, and resonating themes of harm, healing, and the power of story.
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 Tom, Obehi Janice!
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.