Performances are now underway for Prospect Theater Company's production of One Thousand Nights and One Day, a new musical that questions past and present images of the Middle East and shines a light on the power of myth and story in our everyday lives.
Watch highlights from the world-premiere production in the video above.
Performances began April 4 at ART/NY Mezzanine Theatre ahead of an official opening April 15. The limited engagement is scheduled through April 29.
In One Thousand Nights and One Day a Jewish man and Palestinian woman fight to find love while living in New York. Simultaneously, in mythic Persia, a daring young woman spins tales to save the kingdom and her life.
Based on Jason Grote's play 1001, the musical features a book and lyrics by Grote (1001; Shostakovich, or Silence), music by Marisa Michelson (Tamar of The River, Naamah's Ark), direction by Erin Ortman (For The Love Of, The Wading Pool), and choreography by Karla Garcia (Hamilton).
The cast is led by Sepideh Moafi (The Deuce, Falling Water) and Ben Steinfeld (Fiasco Theatre Company's Into the Woods). Completing the company are Jen Anaya (Tamar of the RIver), Ashkon Davaran (The Great Comet), Chad Goodridge (Passing Strange), Gabriella Pérez (Anything Goes national tour), Yassi Noubahar, and Graham Stevens (Peter and the Starcatcher).
Tickets can be purchased by visiting ProspectTheater.org or calling (212) 352-3101.