1. Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves
2. Es-Sindbad the Sailor
3. The Little Beggar
4. How Abu Hassan Broke Wind
5. The Wife Who Wouldn't Eat
6. The Envious Sisters
I hadn't heard of 4-6 either. I suspect that they were put in place to give female performers something to do in the male-heavy traditional opus.
And there have been many other more local adaptions, thrusting lots of guys into turban and golden robes, or tunics with no shirt beneath, or topless, their chests and biceps golden in the stage light.
Brad Ogden performed as Shahrayar at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.
More after the break.
Bobby Wilhelmson in a 2-man Arabian Nights fantasy at the Southington Public Library.
Adam Jeffrey Pason is mounted on a guy's shoulders. He went on to get a Ph.D. in Playwrighting from Western Michigan University.
A bare chest at Virginia Commonwealth University.
If this genie is granting wishes, I have one for him.
Not a drama, but I couldn't resist posting it. It's two unidentified guys in a happy mood at the 2015 "Arabian Nights Fantasy" Senior Prom. In Chaffee, Missouri, population 2,955. Could they have gone to prom together in small town Missouri?