Sophie Bone, foreground, and Sarah Worthington play servants in "The Arabian Nights." / Colonnade Contributed Photo

The Colonnade Players will bring to the stage tales from "The Arabian Nights" when the play opens Friday, Aug. 16, for five performances in The Colonnade.

In the play, King Shahrayar's wife has had an affair with another man. In a rage of vengeance, he sets off to remarry and put to death a new wife each day.

Shahrazad, the daughter of the King's adviser, offers to marry the king in hopes that she can be the one to mend his heart and teach him to love once more.

To stall her execution, she tells him a plot-twisting story each night, leaving the ending untold so he will keep her alive another day. But what happens when she runs out of story to tell?

If you go

› What: “The Arabian Nights”

› Where: The Colonnade, 264 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, Georgia

› When: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16-17 and 23-24; 1 p.m. Aug. 25

› Admission: $8, $10 and $12

› For more information: 706-935-9000

The future of the kingdom will be decided by these joyful stories of ancient folk tales about love, loyalty and courage.

Playing the leads are Savannah Folks as Shahrazad and Jared Eddy as King Shahrayar.

Rounding out the cast are Ron Cates, Susan Zeglen, Josh Adler, Sarah Worthington, Caroline Ring, Jonathan Champion, Knox Brashier, Evan Jackson, Titus Adler, Babs Bell, Sophie Bone, Oliver Adler and Kynnedi Cordell.

The play is directed by Justin McArthur, assisted by Chandlaer Catoe.

For more information: 706-935-9000.


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