Arabian Nights

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Ensemble, Kristen Kelso as Ensemble, and Maryam Baig as Shahrazad in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Ensemble, Kristen Kelso as Ensemble, and Maryam Baig as Shahrazad in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Directed by Stephen Foglia

May 24, 2014 at The Dallas Museum of Art’s Horchow Auditorium

In conjunction with the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World, Undermain Theatre continues its acclaimed reading series with Arabian Nights, a selection of tales from the One Thousand and One Nights. One of the great treasures of world literature, Arabian Nights relates the story of the brave Shahrazad, who attempts to save her own life, and that of all the women of the kingdom, with her ingenious, interlocking, and never-ending tales. In the bounds of her imagination are fantasies of lust, adventure, and amazement. Undermain’s reading, based on Muhsin Mahdi’s masterful edition (translated by Husain Haddawi), draws from the oldest extant version of the Nights and includes stories originally compiled during the Islamic Golden Age.

Cast and Creatives

Stephen Foglia

Stephen Foglia
Director

Dylan Key

Dylan Key
Video Designer

Ryan Lescalleet Production Assistance

Ryan Lescalleet
Production Assistance

Cast

Maryam Baig

Maryam Baig
Shahrazad

Lorena Davey Ensemble

Lorena Davey
Ensemble

Bruce DuBose

Bruce DuBose
Ensemble

Shannon Kearns Ensemble

Shannon Kearns
Ensemble

Kristen Kelso

Kristen Kelso
Ensemble

Christopher Dontrell Piper Ensemble

Christopher Dontrell Piper
Ensemble

Anthony L. Ramirez Ensemble

Anthony L. Ramirez
Ensemble

Photo Archive

Arabian Nights Postcard Front

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Pictured, L to R: Kristen Kelso as Ensemble and Bruce DuBose as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Kristen Kelso as Ensemble and Bruce DuBose as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Anthony L. Ramirez as Ensemble and Christopher Dontrell Piper as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Anthony L. Ramirez as Ensemble and Christopher Dontrell Piper as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Ensemble, Kristen Kelso as Ensemble, and Maryam Baig as Shahrazad in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured, L to R: Bruce DuBose as Ensemble, Kristen Kelso as Ensemble, and Maryam Baig as Shahrazad in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Lorena Davey as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Lorena Davey as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Christopher Dontrell Piper as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Christopher Dontrell Piper as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Anthony L. Ramirez as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Anthony L. Ramirez as Ensemble in Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Pictured: Arabian Nights at the Dallas Museum of Art.