UFV theatre department presents The Arabian Nights

University of the Fraser Valley's theatre department presents The Arabian Nights at its Chilliwack campus.

(Left to right) Rae MacEachern

(Left to right) Rae MacEachern

Theatre-goers will be transported to the exotic Arabia during the University of the Fraser Valley theatre department’s performance of The Arabian Nights.

Written by American playwright Mary Zimmerman, the show will include vibrant costumes, dancing and music.

After being betrayed by his queen, King Shahryar proceeds to kill every bride he has, the night after each wedding.

It is up to one woman, Scheherazade, to change his mind and save the other women from King Shahryar’s wrath.

Directed by Heather Robertson, the play also includes actors: Kat Beswick, Josh Tompke, Bertan and Serkan Baruh, Spenser Densmore, Kyra Esau, Aaron Froc, Eli Funk, Nial Harrison-Morry, Tim Howe, Rae MacEachern, Kirk MacFarlane, Rebecca Mackenzie, Rachel Mah, Madison McArthur, Cassy Penner, Dylan Schroeder, Ali  Shewan and Kyle Wipp.

The Arabian Nights opens on Friday Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the UFV’s Chilliwack campus, 45635 Yale Rd.

Preview shows on Nov. 9-10, are half price.

Other showtimes include Nov. 12, 17-19, 24-26, with matinees on Sunday, Nov. 20 and Nov. 27 at 2 p.m., and Monday, Nov. 21 at noon.

The show is rated PG 13.

To make reservations, email theatre@ufv.ca or call 604-795-2814.