The Arabian Nights

In light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent campus restrictions of both Brenau University and the University of North Georgia, we have made the difficult decision to postpone The Arabian Nights. We are reprogramming this show into the April slot of our 2020-21 season. This action is designed to safeguard audience members, performers, and staff. Patrons with tickets to The Arabian Nights will be receiving a letter regarding their options. Thank you for your patience and support.

“Zimmerman has a genius for building stage spectaculars from the most basic, old-fashioned materials.“Nights” is as timeless as the stories it contains and as immediate as an ad lib.”-SFGATE

“…Ms. Zimmerman has orchestrated a seamless narrative of recital, song and carefully stylized movements in which stories endlessly beget other stories, like the boxes within boxes in a Chinese puzzle toy.”-NEW YORK TIMES

The Arabian Nights is a collection of darker stories intended for adults, as told by Scheherazade, a young haram girl who must create cliffhangers night after night to save her own life.  Now in the expert hands of playwright Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses, The Secret in the Wings) a twelve-member cast enacts Scheherazade’s tales of love, lust, comedy, and dreams, drawing audiences close with her trademark originality in staging.  We begin to see the mesmerizing theme of how the magic of storytelling holds the power to change people, and are reminded that the struggle to preserve cultural beauty did not end with Scheherazade.

Rated PG13

Sponsored by The Gainesville Times



7:30pm, April 7-11 and 14-18, 2020 POSTPONED
2:30pm, April 12 & 18, 2020 POSTPONED

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
March 24, 2020 at 6:00pm POSTPONED

Opening Night Reception
Apr 7, 2020, following the performance POSTPONED


UNG-Gainesville’s Ed Cabell Theatre, 3820 Mundy Mill Rd., Oakwood, GA 30566

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Ticket Information

Tickets are $18-$20 for adults, $16-18 for seniors and $12/$14 for students*. Click below to choose your seats or call our box office at 678-717-3624. We offer a 20% discount to groups of 12 or more. Please call the box office for more information. ADA seating reservations are also arranged through the box office.
*UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the box office for specially discounted tickets.

Children in the Theatre: Out of respect for other patrons’ theatre experiences, all patrons must be ticketed and over the age of 5. Parents should also be sure to check performance ratings in making decisions about bringing children to the theatre.

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Cast & Crew

Creative Team & Crew Heads


    • Director:

Zechariah Pierce

    , UNG Assistant Professor
    • Scenic Designer:

Larry Cook

    , GTA Resident Designer, UNG Design & Technical Theatre Coordinator and Professor
    • Costume Designer:

Brandon Thompson

    , GTA Alumnus and Guest Artist
    • Lighting Designer:

Terri Becker

    , GTA Resident Lighting Designer and UNG Professor
    • Sound Designer/Musician:

Kyle Cantrell

    , GTA Guest Artist
    • Technical Director:

David Becker

    , GTA Production Technical Director
    • Stage Manager:

Gabby Peralta

    , UNG Junior
    • Paint Charge:

English Brackett

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Prop Master:

Rooster Sultan

    , UNG Senior
    • Asst Costume Design/Wardrobe Crew Head:

Zhaklyn Stoyanova

    , UNG Junior
    • Run Crew Chief:

Corbin Adriano

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Master Electrician:

Grant Key

    , Brenau Senior
    • FOH Sound Board Operator:

Josh Maddox

    , UNG Freshman


    • First Man:

Ali Bhamani

    , Brenau Senior
    • First Woman:

Nicole Hart

    , UNG Junior
    • Second Man:

Tyus Martin

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Second Woman:

MJ Brashier

    , Brenau Senior
    • Third Man:

Ethan Baez

    , UNG Freshman
    • Third Woman:

Katie Ivey

    , Brenau Junior
    • Fourth Man:

Emmanuel Colon

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Fourth Woman:

Zafyre Sexton

    , Brenau Junior
    • Fifth Man:

John Claramunt

    , Brenau Senior
    • Fifth Woman:

Estef Martín

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Sixth Man:

Ofek Adar

    , UNG Junior
    • Sixth Woman:

Olivia Eafano

    , Brenau Sophomore
    • Seventh Man:

Jessie Smith

    , Brenau Senior
    • Eighth Man:

Cole Ferguson

    , Brenau Senior
    • Ninth Man:

Eric Nabeth

    , UNG Sophomore
    • Tenth Man:

Josh Turner

    , Brenau Sophomore
    • Musician:

Savion Gates

    , Brenau Freshman
    • Musician:

Hannah Love

    , Brenau Sophomore
    • Musician:

Lauren Raper

    , Brenau Senior
    • Understudy Swing:

Marcello Valencia

    , UNG Freshman
    • Understudy Swing:

Maria Vizcarra

    , UNG Senior



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