Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales

Walking the Winds:  Arabian Tales

World Premiere

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Washington) and the Performing Arts Center of the Noor Al-Hussein Foundation (Amman) present a “story-theater"-style musical, Walking the Winds, a colorful spectrum of Arabian legends and lore -- heroic, comic, and dramatic -- full of music, dance, and poetry.

NB: This is also an Educational Event and part of the Kennedy Center Imagination Series.

Program Description:
Kennedy Center
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (also: PDF flier)

Kevin Reese, Laith al-Majali, James Konicek Jad Tabbara in Walking the Winds: Arabian Tales, by Carol Pratt in The Washington Post

Acting Company: Artistic Staff:
  • Deirdre Lavrakas, Director
  • Lina Attel, Co-Director
  • Rania Kamhawi, Choreographer
  • Laurie Brooks, U.S. Writer
  • Tim McDonald, U.S. Writer
  • Debbie Wicks LaPuma, Music Director
  • Alex Cooper, Set Designer
  • Rosemary Pardee, Costume Designer
  • Deb Sivigny, Associate Costume Designer
  • Colin Bills, Lighting Designer
  • Matt Nielson, Sound Designer
  • Dreama Greaves, Props Artisan
  • Karen Storms, Stage Manager
  • Ellie Sturgill, Assistant Stage Manager

Press Release:
Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan


New York Times
Washington Post (Review)
Washington Post Preview
Washington Post Spring Theater Schedule
Washington Post "Two Countries On the Potomac"(Print)
Washington Times
Fredericksburg Freelance-Star
Al-Ghadd (Arabic)
Jordan Star (English)

Office of English Language Acquisition US Department of Education
Playbill Arts
Broadway World
Beirut Times
Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington
League of Washington Theatres
Actors' Center
Potomac Stages
Diplomatic Traffic
GoCityKids Washington DC
Classic Arts & Entertainment in America
Network of Arab-American Alumni & Professionals
Theater Mania
Center for American Progress
Senior Women Web
Mental Mayhem

Schedule: Kennedy Center

Ticket Information: Kennedy Center

Thanks: The show's sponsors and His Excellency Karim Kawar and members of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

April 7-16, 2006, in the Kennedy Center's Family Theater

** co-marketed by David Chambers

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