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Abu Casem's Slippers
East Village
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Abu Casem's Slippers NYC Reviews and Tickets

67%
(5 Reviews)
Positive
80%
Mixed
0%
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20%
Members say
Enchanting, Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

About the Show

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. 

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Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Funny, Great acting

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.

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Critic Reviews (2)

December 3rd, 2016

"This handicapped production could have been an alluring spoof on the rendition of lurid 'Arabian Nights.' Perhaps the saucy poetic words of Strindberg chime better in Swedish, but sadly, the stale verse of this tale leaves an unsavory taste on an eager but discriminating spectator’s palate...There are uplifting moments...The narrow stage bursts in Technicolor reveries of wild terraces with overflowing fountains...Hassan, delightfully played by the animated actor, Kevin Vavasseur, is enchanting."
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November 18th, 2016

"Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey’s modern translation is delightful. Strindberg delivers a charming, colorful story about human kindness...What a joy has been brought to us from Baghdad via Stockholm...Andy Evan Cohen brings dumbek, oud and other trancey instruments together to create one heck of a hammam soundtrack. Janet Bentley keeps this pageant moving as fast as the arrow of love flies and the monkey dances, which is to say very nicely indeed."
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