The Last Nights of Scheherazade

A young woman, Cher, retreats into stories to mask the truth about her abusive marriage. A musician researching the sounds of desert cultures befriends her, helping to draw her out and face the truth—but his motives become misunderstood and place her in more jeopardy. Finalist, Henley Rose Playwright Competition. Winner, Israel Baran Award. (Unproduced.)
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The Last Nights of Scheherazade

Recommended by

  • Jennifer Maisel:
    23 Mar. 2017
    This gorgeous play weaves the pain of the fractured love between a storytelling woman and her veteran husband with the healing power of music. Paula Cizmar's characters are heartbreaking, authentic and human, her language lush, the setting evocative.
  • Kitchen Dog Theater:
    10 May. 2016
    We are pleased to support this play! It was a Finalist for the 2016 New Works Festival at Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, Texas.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Playwrights Arena New Pages Lab Fall Festival
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    2016
  • Reading
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    Seedlings' Green Reads @ Theatricum Botanicum
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    2015

Awards

Israel Baran Award
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Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
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2016