A re-imagining of Scheherazade or The 1001 Arabian Nights, Sarazad is a shy 9-year-old girl who loves to escape into a world of books, story-telling and imaginary friends.
When the kids at school bully her for being different, Sarazad retreats into her dreams where she meets the grumpy Monster-King. But things change when Sarazad weaves her tales for him, and soon he discovers the power of friendship.
Sarazad leaves the King realizing that her stories can make a difference, and she returns to school to use them to prevail.
The original production of Sarazad & The Monster-King was directed by Justin Lauro and opened on June 23rd, 2012 at The Canal Park Playhouse in NYC.
It was Stage Managed by Sarah Perlin with Costume Design by Sabrina Khan, Lighting Design by Daniel Dungan, and Set Design by Dylan Luke.
Sarazad ... Penny Middleton
The Monster-King ... Dean Linnard
Aminal ... AJ Converse
The Great Fish ... Kelly Higgins
For the 2013 production of "Sarazad & The Monster-King" at FringeNYC click HERE