This year’s St. Paul’s school play is an adaptation of the book of the “One Thousand and One Nights”. It tells the story of a Persian king who, after being betrayed by his queen, develops a deep hatred and distrust of women. Because of this, each day he takes a new wife only to have her executed the following morning before she has a chance to betray him.
A brave young woman, Shahrazad, the daughter of the prime minister, then takes it upon herself to do something to stop the violence. She asks to be married to the king and plans to tell him a story every night, yet never finishing it. By doing this, Shahrazad hopes to survive each night and save as many women as she can from the headman’s axe.
“Arabian Nights” is not only a journey into the beautiful culture of the Middle East, but it is also an important reflection on the power of storytelling as a force for good and an alternative path towards a culture of peace.
Come along and join us in this adventure!
Thursday 29th November, 7.30pm*
Friday 30th November, 7.30pm*
Saturday 1st December, 5pm*
*Arrive 30 minutes before the performance to visit our “Persian Market” where there will be food and drink from Almanara, and items from the Katmandu store on sale
Tickets cost R$ 20 and can be purchased from the Production team at school or on the Sympla website (below). You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.