Alternacirque's 1001 Arabian Nights in Earlewood Park
The famous and beloved Arabian fairy tales have been floating around and tickling Natalie's brain for the better part of two years. Alternacirque was very fortunate to have renowned underground circus director and performer Armitage Shanks on board to direct this sometimes beautiful, sometimes loony tunes full-length show of intrigue, fantastical creatures, and strong women characters. Tales popular with Western audiences, including the plight of Scheherezad, the Voyages of Sinbad, and Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, are told along with a few more obscure ones, like The Talking Bird, and the Tale of Janshah. This show is 100% family friendly.
1001 Arabian Nights debuted in January as a part of the 5th Annual Festival of Doom to sold out crowds. The show has expanded to include new talent, and will incorporate live fire performance. Housed in the spacious Earlewood Park Amphitheatre on North Main Street, we encourage you to bring picnic blankets and make yourself at home. The show lasts 90 minutes with one 20-minute intermission.
There will be five showings at the Earlewood Amphitheatre:
Friday, June 7th, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 8th, 8:00 PM
Thursday, June 13th, 8:00 PM
Friday, June 14th, 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 15th, 8:00 PM
Online in advance (online sales for each show stop 24 hours before showtime):
*Children under 12, Students, Military (with ID), City of Columbia Employees (with ID), Seniors over 65.... $10
*Family package: 2 adults, 2 children.... $40
*VIP Tickets: We'll spoil you with gift bags of top end Arabian Night themed beauty products and organic, locally roasted Turtle Creek Coffee, snacks, treats, and drinks while you watch the show from the best seats in the park: in a lantern-lit tent decked out like a Middle Eastern pavilion. Tickets are $75 each. Purchase of five tickets or more will secure your own tent. VIP tickets only available in advance online.
At the door:
Children under 12, Students, Military (with ID), City of Columbia Employees (with ID), Seniors over 65.... $15
Family package: 2 adults, 2 children.... $55
The Amphitheatre in Earlewood Park (View)
1111 Parkside Drive (by the train trestle on N. Main Street)
Columbia, SC 29203