Katrina Yashar stars
as Alia, William J. Brown III as Reginald.
Photo by Gregg Le Blanc
In 1187, a caravan was captured by Reginald of Chatillon, a middle-ranking
French nobleman and ruler of the Crusader city of Kerak. A high-born Muslim woman was among the captives and was held
as a prisoner by Reginald. She was believed to be the sister of the Islamic ruler Saladin. This story is
inspired by those events
Susan Dunn of For All Events writes the "Arabian Shakespeare
Festival of San Francisco presents a fascinating and compelling play plucked from the annals of the Third Crusade of
1189. Playwright Betty Shamieh uses this historical backdrop to explore power politics in its many forms: gender,
religion, education, class, to name a few." You can read her full preview here.
We hope that you will join us this May. Tickets as low as $15!