‘Arabian Nights’ casts a spell for all ages

Posted on February 24, 2020

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UNCG’s North Carolina Theatre For Young People’s production of “Tales of The Arabian Nights” will open March 10 for school groups and run through March 15, with two public performances March 14 and 15.

Written by Barry Kornhauser and directed by MFA student Deepmala Tiwari, “Tales of The Arabian Nights” is an adaptation of the classic folk tale, also known as “The Thousand and One Nights.”

Audiences of all ages will be spellbound by the story of Sheherezade, a young woman who must spin tales to calm the great Sultan’s wrath and restore peace to her land. Bringing together colorful costumes, life-like puppetry, and enduring lessons, the play will enchant children and adults alike.

Photo of performers during Tales of the Arabian Nights

The North Carolina Theatre for Young People (NCTYP) exists to celebrate the art of live theater for young audiences, to enrich the lives of young people and their families, and to connect UNC Greensboro with the community.

Founded in 1962, the company has reached well over one million young people with fully mounted main stage productions as well as touring shows that have traveled as far as rural Maryland and Washington, D.C.  The touring shows alone engage more than 15,000 children every year.

NCYTP aims to embrace all community members in its offerings, promoting diversity, inclusion, and acceptance. Producing work for Deaf audiences, bi-lingual audiences, and refugees from around the globe, NCTYP works to expand its audience base.

Tickets to the show can be purchased from the Taylor Theatre Box Office, in-person (406 Tate St.), online, or by phone (336-334-4392). Public performances are March 14-15 at 2 p.m

For information about the school-group matinees, March 10-11 at 9:30 a.m. and 12-13 at 9:30 and 12 p.m., or about bringing the touring version to your school, contact Group Sales at (336) 334-4015 or grpsales@uncg.edu.


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