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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

August 5 - August 14 | Free Theatre | Buxton School Field
2004 Season

Author: Rushdie, Salman
Director: Cabnet, Evan

Evan Cabnet, the director of 2003’s Ubu The King, returns to WTF with a play that has influences of Alice in Wonderland, Arabian Nights, and The Wizard of Oz. Haroun is the skeptical son of Rashid, a storyteller known as the Shah of Blah. Tired of Rashid’s constant yarn-spinning, Haroun complains, “What’s the use of stories if they aren’t even true?” But when Rashid mysteriously loses his ability to tell tall tales, Haroun sets sail on the magical Sea of Stories to get his father’s powers back. Joined by an Iff` (actually a Genie) and a Butt (actually a mechanical bird), Haroun travels to the far away land of Kahani, only to learn that his father’s tales are not only true but also alive. Staged in a bucolic setting, the Free Theatre is WTF’s perennial family favorite. Bring a picnic. Admission is, of course, free.


Stacey Yen


Nikki Berger


Stephanie DiMaggio

Oneeta/Princess Batcheat/Bagha

Jeremy Strong

Mr. Sengupta/Khattam-Shud/The Walrus

James McMenamin

Butt the Bus Driver/Butt the Hoopoe

Edi Gathegi

Iff the Water Genie

Ian Unterman


Maggie Loughran

Mudra's Shadow

Lance Rubin

Prince Bolo

Audrey Lynn Weston


Ray Munoz

Snooty Buttoo/General Kitab

Erin Anderson



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