"In many ways, this is a designers show. Denise Kirchner's severed heads and fanciful genie puppets were instant favorites. Imaginative lighting by Ellen Brooks helps set the mood for Bruce Lackovic's graceful Moorish set, and the ensemble is enlivened by Cynthia Rose Beckley's multicolored period costumes."
- Charles Brousse, Marin I.J.
"The entire play is a series of stories spun by Schahrazad and acted out by the Marin Shakespeare cast. Most are comic, full of energy and pure fun though they all have some not too subtle moral for Shahrayar to contemplate. Their cumulative effect, unlike a drug, is healing.
More than once in the New Testament, a fine book of stories, Christ is asked why he speaks in parables or stories. It seems that when people are on the wrong path you can't just tell what they're doing wrong. They'll deny it or be more convinced that what they're doing is right. But through the metaphors in stories, they have to hear and hear again and still not understand, but eventually something in the very mystery of the story reveals something of the mystery of their life and a healing takes place."
- David Kashimba, Bay Area Critics Circle