In BYU's 'Arabian Nights,' the power of stories to change lives is revealed

 In BYU, College of Fine Arts and Communications, Department of Theatre and Media Arts, Events, Performances, Performing Arts, Plays, Students, Theatre and Media Arts

By Blair Howell

For the Deseret News–Published: Saturday, May 19 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

PROVO – Storytelling took on a new meaning for the clever maiden named Scheherazade. In “The Book of 1,001 Nights,” the cliff-hanging stories she would weave for her cruel sultan husband each night were quite literally life-saving.

The Brigham Young University Theatre Department will stage the Utah premiere of a boldly reimagined adaptation of one of the world’s most enduring works of literature. To make the show wholly unique, selections from award-winning author Mary Zimmerman’s “Arabian Nights” are combined with stories crafted by students. READ MORE>>>>

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