1001

Roxanna Hope and Matthew Rauch

By JASON GROTE
Directed by ETHAN MCSWEENY

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NEW YORK PREMIERE

TOP TEN OF 2007… Five-Star… Critic’s Pick.  Ethan McSweeny’s in-the-round staging for Page 73 Productions lays a bright thread through 1001‘s labyrinthine twists, with help from a crackerjack design team and cast…” – Time Out

A wild and beautiful glimpse at the yarns that shape our lives…”Variety

“A kaleidoscopic reinvention of the 1001 Night Tales…” – The New York Times

With Mia Barron, Drew Cortese, Roxanna Hope, Jonathan Hova, Matthew Rauch & John Livingstone Rolle

Sets & Projections by Rachel Hauck / Costumes by Murell Horton / Lights by Tyler Micoleau / Sound by Lindsay Jones / Original Music & DJ Spinning by DJ Arisa Sound

October 22, 2007 – November 17, 2007 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (55 Lexington Avenue)

Mixing the labyrinthine wordplay of Jorge Louis Borges with the ideas of Edward Said and the slapstick comedy of Monty Python, Jason Grote’s 1001 hyperlinks Scheherazade’s tales to contemporary Manhattan. Time blurs and reality is fractured and reconstructed in a world inhabited by characters whose identity shifts unpredictably and deliriously. With rollicking storytelling, a touch of magic realism, and even a little trip-hop music, 1001 simultaneously defaces and energizes A Thousand and One Arabian Nights to guide us through a tour of the dizzyingly precarious world of the 21st century.

John Rolle and Drew Cortese