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The Mad, Mad Love of Layla and Majnun

THE MAD, MAD LOVE OF LAYLA AND MAJNUN

APRIL 9, 2021 | 7:30 P.M.

The USAO Theatre Arts Program will present The Mad, Mad Love of Layla and Majnun, a live, online theatre event based on the 5th century Arabic story about these lovers and devised from the 11th century epic poem Layla and Majnun by Nizami Ganjawi. 

Featuring original music by Frederick Johnson and Daniel Kelly and with credit to contemporary translations by James Atkinson, Dick Davis, Rudolph Gelpke and Paul Smith.

Created with inspiration from:

  • Amir Khusraw Dehlawi’s masterpiece Majnun and Laili (completed c. 1299)
  • ‘Abd al-Rahman Jami’s Laili and Majnun (composed c. 1485)
  • Kitab Layla U Majnun by Maktabi Shirazi (1838)

and interpretations of the story including:

Gara Garayev, Layla and Majnun Opera Libretto by Uzeyir Hajibeyli
(based on the poem Leyli and Majnun by Muhammad Fuzuli)
Translation by Aida Huseynova and Isabelle Hunter,
as performed by The Mark Morris Dance Company

and

The lives and loves of our cast and crew.

~ Who are we, so far, and yet, so near? ~

Jack Almeida

Austin Artus

Cory Baker

Romeo Black

Sam Fraize

Jess Frizzell

Keane Harrison

Caelin Martin

Monica Munn

Alexys Thompson

Zena Upchurch 

Katie Davis, Director

Josh Herndon, Technical Director

Sam Fraize, Assistant to the Technical Director

Danielle Harper, Assistant to the Director

Will Baird, Stage Manager

Jack Almeida, Assistant to the Stage Manager

Lynsey Karraker, Choreographer

Savanah Springfield, Costume Shop Manager

C.W. Bardsher, Creative Coordinator

Rylan Nelson, Publicity and Marketing Assistant

Kamron Allen

Romeo Black

Jess Frizzell

James Mounger

Caelin Martin

Rebecca Johnson

Sami Barker

Lauren Cookson

Alexys Thompson

Zena Upchurch

Amelia Williams

Monica Munn

DONATIONS

There is no charge for this production. Please consider making a donation in support of this academic program at USAO.

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REGISTRATION

Please reserve your seat by completing the form below. You will receive a link for the webinar in response.

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Please call (405) 574-1310 or email kdavis@usao.edu with questions.