Coming Up - Summer 2017
by Jonathan Yukich
A Young People's Theater summer camp production
Friday, August 18 at 7:30
Saturday, August 19 at 7:30
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00
What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll's legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children's story as all the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. This is a distinctly contemporary Alice, complete with cell phone in hand! By Jonathan Yukich, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.
Not Quite 1,001 Nights
A free theater on the Mall production
An ensemble of five actors from The Theater Project will perform “Not Quite 1,001 Nights” at the gazebo on the Brunswick town mall on Friday, August 18, Saturday, August 19, and Sunday, August 20. All performances will be at 6:30 pm. The performance of four or five stories is open to young and old. “Not Quite 1,001 Nights” is a selection of tales from what we know as “The Arabian Nights.”
“1,001 Nights” is the original title of the Arabian Nights stories. Shahrazad tells 1,001 stories to King Shahrayar, who has been deceived by his wife and out of anger has decided to sacrifice a new wife every day after marrying her the day before. Shahrazad’s father is the king’s prime minister or vizier, so she insists he offer her as a bride for the king, then tells a story each night for 1,001 nights, postponing her demise. When the king finally realizes his folly, he asks for forgiveness and….Miller says the ending will be revealed on the gazebo.
The cast of “Not Quite 1,001 Nights” includes Anna Mikuskova, Keith Anctil, Annabella Palopoli, David Bliss and Andrew Elijah Edwards, each of whom play several roles. “These actors reveal the characters through acting, movement and voice,” Miller said. “With each actor playing so many roles in so many settings, we’re not depending on costumes or scenery but on imagination.”
Miller emphasized that “Not Quite 1,001 Nights” is suitable for all ages. “It’s witty and fast-paced and the stories are great fun.” The show lasts about an hour and is open to everyone. Bring a blanket and a picnic if you’d like. The actors and director will pass a hat or several hats at the end of each performance.