About This Show

Collaboraction’s critically acclaimed 1001 is a provocative, funny and fast-paced post-modern retelling of “The Arabian Nights” which made its Chicago premiere last September. Sexy and surreal, 1001 is a theatrical mash-up that mixes Middle East politics with a modern tale of young love, asking the question “Can passion conquer history?” A six-actor ensemble plays a dizzying variety of roles to take audiences on a theatrical journey into uncharted territory using Collaboraction’s signature blend of modern media and visceral storytelling. This piece first introduced Chicago audiences to the work of New York-based playwright Jason Grote, who has been hailed as a thrilling new voice in American theater. The original cast and crew return for the remount including Director Seth Bockley, an equally thrilling new visionary in American theater, for this explosive production in Collaboraction’s new space.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 28, 2011 Final Performance: August 28, 2011
Location: Flat Iron Arts Building, Illinois

1579 N Milwaukee Ave,



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