Chicago Folks Operetta presents the richly romantic operetta The Rose of Stambul, by Leo Fall. The setting, magically evoked in Fall's music, is a harem in Istanbul (Stambul) during the waning days of the Ottoman Empire. Kemal Pasha has arranged an advantageous marriage for his daughter Kondja Gul. Kondja, with her western education, has ideas of her own and has fallen in love with the mysterious novelist André Lery. Will she go against her father's will and find love on her own terms?