An Improvised Arabian Nights
July 10 & 11, 2009 8 p.m.
Building D, Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA 94123
Purchase tickets online from Brown Paper TIckets
“What a strange and wonderful story!”
-One Thousand and One Nights
An Improvised Arabian Nights invites you to experience the untold stories of magic, heroes and wanderers from a bygone era. Engage with actors and watch them create stories in the style of Shahrazad right in front of your eyes. An Improvised Arabian Nights is a long-form* improv performance brought to you by some of the Bay Area’s most celebrated improvisers and classical Arabic musicians. Our heroes and heroines inhabit an exciting world filled with Genies, Robbers, Viziers, Magical creatures, Kings, Princesses, Demons, Fishermen, Merchants, Ghouls… and more. Each evening’s show is created entirely in the moment without any script. Don’t miss the untold tales of the Arabian Nights!
Two nights only – each night new and completely different from the one before!
Cast: Basel Al-Naffouri, Rafe Chase, Gerri Lawlor, Tim Orr, Regina Saisi
Music: Joshua Raoul Brody and members of Aswat Ensemble
Lights: Pam McLeod
Directed by: Basel Al-Naffouri
Music Building Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd
Oakland, CA 94613
November 19, 2005
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
$12 general, $6 seniors. Tickets may be purchased the door
Aswat choir and orchestra is a community group that presents Arabic folk and classical vocal and instrumental music. Saed Muhssin: Oud, Music director Nabila Mango: Founding Member, Executive Director. The Concert Series is sponsored in part by a gift from the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.