Arabian Nights love story features community and student performers in collaboration
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln Community Players in conjunction with the Lincoln Opera Workshop presents the musical, Kismet: Arabian Nights, on March 21st -22nd at 7 p.m. and March 23rd at 2 p.m. in the University’s Ware Center Theater.
The production, which is free and open-to-the-public, is adapted from the works of Alexander Borodin and is set in the city of Baghdad during the times of the Arabian Nights. A clever poet named Hajj talks his way out of trouble several times all while his daughter falls in love with a young prince without the poet’s knowledge.
“This is the first endeavor where the community and the students work together for a full-scale production,” said Dr. Kirsten C. Kunkle, who directs the production along with conductor, Dr. Christine Limb. “I am excited to see the combination of the two.”
The program is the second production sponsored by the Langston Hughes Program for the Promotion of the Arts and funded by the Seiple Foundation. In November, the university presented Man of La Mancha.
For reserve seats for groups of 10 or more, please contact: Ursula Graves, Events Manager at (484) 365-7434. All reserve seats will be released to the public 15 minutes prior to performance.
Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society. Today, the University enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women. Internationally recognized for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the first African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the first African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the first President of Ghana and Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria.
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