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Friday, September 11, 2009

Special Event: Jullanar of the Sea @ the Fringe

Naomi Steinberg

Storytelling : Jullanar of the Sea

Vancouver Fringe Festival




Venue : BYOV location D - see p. 26-27 of programme guide http://www.vancouverfringe.com/2009-program-guide/

Fri 11 - 8pm

Sat 12 - 8:30 pm

Sun 13 - 2 pm , 7pm

Wed 16 - 8pm (half price)

Thurs 17 - 8pm

Fri 18, 8pm

Sat 19 - 2pm, 8 pm

Sun 20 - 7 pm

Jullanar of the Sea

Once, a mysterious woman from under the ocean became the favourite of king of the land. When their son grew up, he too desired an underwater princess and when these two met on an island under the full moon, they IMMEDIATELY fell in love. BUT…, because of a terrible fight, the princess cursed the prince, turning him into a pretty bird and banishing him to the Island of Thirst. He then had a VERY eventful journey home (mm - hmmmmm...). ...and then, wouldn't you know it , they lived together happily ever after.

How’d it all happen you ask? ...... Come listen and find out !!


Jullanar of the Sea is said to be the last story told by Scheherazade in the 1001 Arabian Nights. This collection of tales coming to us from Persia, best known for the stories of Aladdin or Ali Baba and the 40 thieves, is a treasure trove of wisdom and humanity.

“Persia is today’s Iran. I know that love, poetry, adventure and a good fairytale always come at the right time however, I would never have thought that the story I am working with would be so relevant at this time. There is a pressing need to stand in solidarity with those who strive to keep culture alive in the face of oppressive regimes, whether in Iran or elsewhere. There is so much diversity to celebrate and love in the world; to tell these fairytales in all their classic charm, poignant wit and profound wisdom is a true honour and delight.”

Naomi Steinberg

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