1001

By Jason Grote
Directed by Ethan McSweeny

October 22-November 17, 2007

VENUE

Baruch Performing Arts Center
55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY

CAST

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

CREATIVE TEAM

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

SYNOPSIS

Mixing the labyrinthine wordplay of Jorge Luis 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.

 

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