We regret to announce the postponement of our World’s Stage presentation of One Thousand and One Nights. The production, which was scheduled to open this week at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, had its premiere earlier this month at Luminato Festival in Toronto, Canada, but delays in the issuance of U.S. visas make it impossible for the company to perform its scheduled engagement in Chicago. From the time the company of artists from across the Arabic- speaking world assembled in Egypt for rehearsals earlier this year (before relocating to Morocco due to the uprising in Cairo) proper and timely procedures were followed to secure permission for the company to enter the United States.
Chicago Shakespeare has hosted hundreds of artists from around the world on our stages, and our commitment to One Thousand and One Nights—and the thirty talented artists who created it—is undiminished. We are working with director Tim Supple and his team to reschedule the engagement at the earliest opportunity. Chicago Shakespeare ticket holders for the canceled performances may request a full refund or hold their tickets “on account” for a rescheduled engagement of the production.