1001
by Jason Grote
Directed by Michael Michetti
May 01 - June 08, 2008

Wandering through a deserted New York City subway tunnel in a hallucinogenic daze, urbanite Alan emerges from the dark to encounter a one-eyed Middle-Eastern merchant in ancient Baghdad...So goes this hilarious and heartbreaking retelling of The Tales of the Thousand and One Nights which spins stories of love, sex, religion and war-- some things never go out of style.

 

 

 

Featuring Monika Jolly, Perry Lambert, Meena Serendib, Amol Shah, John Sloan, Sam Younis

Scenic Design Michael Michetti

Costume Design E.B. Brooks

Lighting Design Jeremy Pivnick

Sound Design/Original Music John Ballinger

Props Design Lena Garcia

Choreography John Pennington

Dialect Coach Tracy Winters

Assistant Director Dan Selon

Casting Michael Donovan, CSA

Key Art Christopher Komuro

Production Stage Manager Rebecca Cohn

Publicist Aldrich & Associates

Production Photographer Ed Krieger 

“The richness and diversity of the material in this production makes one wish for a few spin-offs.  However, 1001 Nights Stands alone like an exotic dish with many mysterious and spicy ingredients proudly fending off its contenders on a conventional buffet.”   -CurtainUp

“Entertaining…witty…playfully fantastical.”   -Variety

“This whirlwind of time and place has much resonance.”   -Backstage West

Fascinating…ambitious and risk-taking.”   -LA Times

“Visually stunning…impeccable performances.”   -Edge LA

“It’s amazing to watch, and gives the impression that more than one viewing might be necessary to pick up all the little details within this remarkable construction.”   -Pasadena Star

“A wonderful cast of six play dozens of characters in director Michael Michetti’s finely tuned “orientalist” production of 1001…[a] work of epic beauty.”   -LA Weekly

“Michetti astutely guides us through our journey with dead-on timing, subtly shifting us between mundane everyday life, epic and dangerous incidents and the surreal situations of folk and fairy tales…A beautiful story building on myth, legend and history.  Michetti and his talented ensemble work magic with the material.”   -Pasadena Weekly

Nominated for Two Ovation Awards

Sound Design

Lighting Design

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