August Strindberg Rep presents its namesake's fanciful take on one of the 'Arabian Nights' tales written in whimsical, free-flowing verse. For ages 8 and up. More…
When his shoes are exchanged with the slippers of the Cadi, miserly merchant Abu Casem is cured of avarice by the hardships he must endure. Strindberg enhances the tale with a charming love story involving three young people: Abu Casem's daughter, the Prince who pines for her, and Casem's errand boy. This marks the world premiere of Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey's verse translation of Strindberg's play. 'Abu Casem's Slippers' is performed in rotating rep with 'Pariah and The Stronger.'
See it if you want to see a simple but delightful play based on a story from THE 1001 Arabian Nights. The actors were great & comedy played perfectly!
Don't see it if you're expecting typical Strindberg. This is clever & light & funny. Appropriate for children, but a little too long with no intermission.