November 23, 2008

Breaking My Heart for Baghdad

Carrying on my marathon arts week I attended Berkeley Rep's Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman with my arts peep Julie. This two and a half hour production transported us into the world of lessons learned through storytelling. Each tale was a mix of comedy, tragedy and romance.

The conclusion was understated tragedy of legacy lost in this endless war, instantly breaking my heart for what was Baghdad.

Photo: Sofia Jean Gomez whispers tales into the ears of the king (Ryan Artzberger) when Mary Zimmerman returns to Berkeley Rep with The Arabian Nights.
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