ONE ACT PLAY – FIVE SCENES.THE ENCHANTMENT OF THE ARABIAN CABARET.HOPING THE READER WILL ENJOY THE P L A Y .
ACT ONE : SCENE ONE.
=========The events happened in the fascinating island of pearls ,the monarchy of the powerful caliph Shahramar who lives in his grand castle which was build on the top of the only hill in the island.The caliph over looks what happens in the island from the many windows of his palace.in the center of the island there is an open Bazaar next to it the magnificent cabaret stands.The cabaret is shaped like a huge Arabian tent surrounded with date palm trees . the front of the cabaret is decorated with Zanobia’s portraits wearing her belly dance costumes ,colorful and seductive.Around the entrance there are belly dancers,African Arabs ,Asians,Indians ,clowns,magicians, acrobats,singers,musicians and circus animals with their trainers ,every one is performing amazing skills.
On the left side of the Cabaret there is a box office selling tickets for the elaborate belly dance show.An endless line of admirers moving step by step .They came from Tashqant, Samarqand,Tanja, Dar Al Salam and from the neighboring islands,even from the islands of Waq Waq .Sheiks, merchants ,pirates holding sack of gold in their hands to see the charming, the ravishing , the seductive Zanobia the queen of pocket and hearts.
SCENE TWO :
=========Zanobia sitting on her throne behind a Chines red silk curtain of the stage.More than ten gorgeous maid helping her to get ready for her grand show.Zanobia been called many names,the princess ,the pearl of pearls and the Moon which brighten the nights of those who admire her.Zanobia the Arabian Aphrodite.Charmin brunette with long silky black hair.Her attractive eyes can melt even the stoned hearts at the first sight.
Men are her hobby,she captivates their senses,makes them move around her just by the tips of her fingers.Her wishes are their command.At times she dallies them other times she burns their limbs with burning passion and luscious desires.They hope to get close to her, to hold her ,to kiss her, to make love to her before they go broke.Occasionally she delays her appearance on the stage to rekindle their jealousy from one another,because she makes each one of them feels like he is the only one.Heavens have bestowed on herbeauty and glamor beyond wildest imagination.
SCENE THREE:: The sound of the drums begin to resonate in every corner of the Cabaret.The rhythms made every spectator left and right with joy swing.The red curtain opened slowly.Tens of beautiful belly dancers led the way .Sparkling like diamonds,followed by the musicians ,then Zanobia appeared.The audience erupted like a volcano welcoming her.Shouting praises and hailing her.Zanobia danced as never before,like a Ballerina and singing sensational ballads .She changed her costume four times on the stage ,driving the audience out of their wit and mind.Under her feet ,on the stage they through gold coins,flowers, colorful scarfs imprinted with their bleeding hearts.
When she finished the show with coquetry she sat on her throne and points at one of the admirers to sit next to her .He had captured her attention and awakened her womanly feelings to spend the night with her.She does this twice a week .Few get lucky ,the rest retreat with broken hearts,suffering the agony of reject.
SCENE FOUR::Zanobia sat on her throne next to her a huge fortune wheel with small spaces .Every admirer writes his name on a piece of paper and deposit it in one of the numbered spaces.Zanobia had invented this game .When all the spaces are filled ,she gave the signal and the wheel started to turn ,the lucky winner’s prize ,the winner’s prize is spending the whole Friday night with Zanobia.
SCENE FIVE. (THE CAMELS RACE) In the center of the island the celebration begins .The crowd moves toward the super Arena where the camels race takes place.There comes Zanobia sitting on her throne been carried by six muscular men .She sits at her distinctive place and gives the signal to start the race.When the race was over ,she was about to leave ,she noticed a handsome knight among the crowd ridding his Arabian horse .She dropped her veil and she began to run after him .It was love from the first sight.He captured her heart and mind.He refused to stop ,he didn’t care for her begging and her cries.Her hair covering her face ,she failed more than once “please wait ,l beg you to stop, let me talk to you , give me just a glance”.Zanobia ,who broke her victims hearts ,became the victim of one of the men .Out of pity the knight stopped to help her stand .He tried to wipe her tears.When he saw her beautiful face and his eyes meet hers he fall in love.He held her in his arms and carried her to her throne.She asked him to sit next to her ,they were holding each others hand.The Caliph with his entourage arrived ,he declared the wedding will take place in his palace the same night.The fansy celebration began. Curtain down the end. Jalal Michael Sabbagh.http://email@example.com