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Golden Thread Fairytale Players Present

Nasrudin's Magnificent Journey to Samarkand

by Torange Yeghiazarian

Nasrudin's Magnificent Journey to Samarkand

Various Bay Area schools & libraries

Written by Torange Yeghiazarian

Directed by Sarah Al-Kassab

Featuring Bidalia Albanese, Leyla Modirzadeh

Design Team: Scenic & Prop Design by Mokhtar Paki

Dance choreography by Lisa Tateosian


This production runs approximately 30-minutes followed by 20-min Q & A session

Appropriate for families and children, ages 5-15

Our 2022 production is a new interpretation of a play from the Golden Thread Fairytale Players repertoire, Nasrudin’s Magnificent Journey to Samarkand, written by Torange Yeghiazarian and directed by Sarah Al-Kassab.

This visually colorful performance featuring dynamic story-telling, dance, and music, is adapted from folktales centered around the comedic personage, Nasrudin Hoja, a wise fool renowned in Central Asia, Turkey, and Iran. The performance follows Nasrudin and his faithful donkey as they travel through caravansaries in Konya, Damascus, and Isfahan where Nasrudin’s clever wisdom and propensity for exposing hypocrisy frequently get him into trouble.

Will Nasrudin and his faithful donkey ever make it to Samarkand, the center of arts and crafts on the ancient Silk Road? There is only one way to find out!

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