The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre is proud to present The Tales of The Arabian Nights, running from March 10-15 in the Taylor Theatre. The show will also tour schools in the area every Tuesday and Thursday from February 4th to April 23rd. The production will transport audiences to an exciting world filled with magical genies, a Sorceress, a bandit of thieves and a scorned tyrant. Audiences will be enthralled by Sheherazade, an intelligent young woman of the kingdom, who must spin a web of stories to restore peace and harmony to her land and calm the great Sultan’s wrath.  This exciting adaptation will bring joy to children and adults with its life-like puppetry, elaborately colorful costumes, and bright insight into folk tales that have been passed down for centuries around the world.

Tales of The Arabian Nights, an adaptation written by award-winning playwright Barry Kornhauser, is based on the classic folk tale Arabian Nights, also known as The Thousand and One Nights. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Theatre for Youth student Deepmala Tiwari, who directs this production and is the recipient of the Young Artist Award from India’s Ministry of Culture, is excited to facilitate a production that shows respect for diverse traditions and cultures. Kornhauser believes that this powerful play celebrates the power of story and how it can be transformative. He is excited to share his adaptation of this cherished Islamic folk tale with the Greensboro community. Join us as we remember the importance of narrative and the power it holds to effect change.

For information about bringing your group to a student matinee performance or to bring the touring version of this show to your school, please contact Group Sales at (336) 334-4015 or [email protected]

 Tickets are available online at, by phone (336.334.4392), or in-person at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412. The hours of operation for the UNCG Theatre Box Office are Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm.

 About the UNC Greensboro School of Theatre

The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre educates and trains students as professional artists in a wide range of theatrical specialties. Our programs include technical production, design, theatre education, performance, theatre for youth and directing. Our rigorous BA, BFA, and MFA programs produce exemplary theatre artists with the applicable knowledge, skills, and vision to work professionally in the performing arts. With the help of the National Theatre Honors Fraternity, Alpha Psi Omega, students are furthering their experiences for service inside and outside our community. The School of Theatre is committed to creating and nurturing a diverse, engaged and artistically well-balanced body of future professionals, performers, and teachers. Our mission is to strengthen our students’ goals, enhance their talents, lead them towards success and help them to turn passion into purpose on and off the stage.

About UNC Greensboro

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is one of fifty doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students and 2,800+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, in addition to 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in visual and performing arts, health and wellness, nursing, education and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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