Valid Thru: April 29, 2018
Prospect Theater Company presents
One Thousand Nights and One Day
a postmodern musical fantasia
April 4 - 29, 2018 - strictly limited run
at the A.R.T. / New York Theatres (502 West 53rd St., NYC)
book and lyrics by JASON GROTE, based on his play 1001
music by MARISA MICHELSON
directed by ERIN ORTMAN
choreographed by KARLA PUNO GARCIA
music directed by KURT CROWLEY
JEN ANAYA, ASHKON DAVARAN, LAYAN ELWAZANI, CHAD GOODRIDGE,
SEPIDEH MOAFI, GABRIELLA PÉREZ, BEN STEINFELD & GRAHAM STEVENS
There is only one story... and its Author and Hero is Us.
In mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life.In modern-day New York, a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love in a fractured world. This world premiere musical, adapted from Jason Grote's critically-acclaimed play 1001, reinvents The Arabian Nights, colliding the contemporary and the ancient. Through a genre-bending score, it questions past and present images of the Middle East
exploring the power of story in our everyday lives.
"People and their passions fly off the page in Jason Grote's dynamic, intellectually agile 1001, a postmodern epic about the cultural narratives that shape our lives."
- Time Out New York, Five Out of Five Stars, One of the Year's 10 Best New Plays (2007)
"Michelson's challenging and tonally complex music is some of the most unique and beautiful I've heard in musical theater."
- Theatermania on Tamar of the River
April 6 - 29 performances
Subject to availability, may not be combined with any other offer