A Story of the Arabian Nights
The Fox & Beggar Theater invites you to step into the pages of an ancient story book. Here, you will find fairies and djinn. You will find rituals of grieving, and of enduring. You will find mad poets and ancient Shaikhs; circus tricks and magic doors; the ghost dances of dead brides and the desert songs of bird maidens. Above all, you will find a story about love.
For this is a story about love… and it begins with a King.
Adapted from The 1,001 Arabian Nights, “Angamazad” fuses musical theater, spoken word, acrobatics, contemporary dance, cirque nouveau, and lavish artwork into a sensually stunning journey. Using the story of Hasan of Basra as its framework, "Angamazad" takes viewers into a labyrinth of storytelling in which the tellers eventually become the told.
Written and Directed by Heather Beckett
Created by Nat Allister and Heather Beckett
Original Score and Arrangements by Mr. Moo
Original Songs by Mr. Moo, Marya Stark, & Heather Beckett
Additional Studio Recordings by Bobak Solehi
Guest Choreography by Alicia Cutaia, Aaron Wheeler-Kay, & Thomas Sommo
Rigging & Aerial Choreography by Heidi Lajos & Thomas Sommo
Technical Direction by Nat Allister
Costume Design by Carrie Anne Huneycutt
Set Design by Ghost Stag Productions
Prop Design by Al’Lowe
Light Direction by Doug Layon
Masks & Headdresses by Heather Beckett, Amira Sereia, Meg Harris, & Robi Arce
Stage Management by Heidi Lajos
Stagehand Work by Leif Schmit, Ro'i Rose, & Estanislado Saavedra