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
The lives and loves of our cast and crew.
~ Who are we, so far, and yet, so near? ~
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
There is no charge for this production. Please consider making a donation in support of this academic program at USAO.
Please reserve your seat by completing the form below. You will receive a link for the webinar in response.
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