On a summer night of stifling and charged heat, five occupants of two adjacent condo towers find their dreams, both romantic and erotic, combining to become tinged with the panic of nightmares. In a twist on the Arabian Tales, a Sleeping Beauty lies on the 7th floor, entrapping tenants in an unwilling carpet ride manufactured from the fabric of her cursed dreams. Eros and Death become sensually entwined in a manner that is hypnotic in its power and exhilarating in its terror.
Arabian Night was written by Roland Schimmelpfennig and translated by David Tushingham.
This production was co-produced with Axis Theatre Company.
Director: Del Surjik Staging Dramaturgy: Wayne Specht
Starring: Yasmin Abidi, Sasa Brown, Kevin Williamson, Craig Veroni and Peter Wilson Set and Lighting Designer: Del Surjik Assistant Lighting Designer: Kitty Hoffman Sound Composition and Designer: Robbie Parker Projection Designer: Jamie Nesbitt Costume Designer: Barbara Clayden Stage Manager: Lori Parker Associate Set Designer and Production Manager: Jayson McLean Photographer: Tim Matheson Publicity: Ellie O'Day