Jorgensen Kids' Corrner

Storrs - posted Sep, 25 2013

Fall under Scheherazade’s storytelling spell in "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales" in the kick-off of the Jorgensen Kids Corner on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Set to the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion and mime, this Enchantment Theatre production is sure to soften your heart through the great tales of Persian literature. To soothe the Sultan’s anger against an unfaithful wife – and to defuse his wrath against his kingdom and womankind – Scheherazade weaves the tales of Sinbad, Aladdin, Ali Baba and The Kalandar Prince. Sinbad sails to distant lands where he battles giants and rescues an enchanted bird; Aladdin discovers a genie’s lamp in a hidden cave; Ali Baba and his brave servant girl outwit the robbers. Through the magic of the stories, the Sultan makes a journey of self-discovery, and becomes the hero of each tale, ultimately discovering his true capacity to forgive and to love. Even in our times, when faced with betrayal, do we all choose forgiveness right away? "Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales" will demonstrate to an audience of young and old the importance of oral story-telling and the sheer power of a tale told well.  Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2132 Hillside Road on the UConn campus in Storrs. Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for children. For tickets and information, call the Box Office 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday at 860-486-4226, or order online at: Free, convenient parking is available across the street in the North Garage.

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