"Parizade's Quest" is just such a story. The play opens with a story teller (female) reciting her story to a master storyteller (male). He gives her some pointers and tells her he would like her to start over again but this time they will try out the story on "these good people here" (audience). The audience dutifully applauds to give encouragement, and Jamileh begins again. Master Ghalandar promises to be with her and lend support throughout the retelling. In fact he, he inserts more than Jamileh actually expects -- "Why not, it is an unexpected twist. You want to lead the audience on adventures in the mind and just when they think they know what to expect --- you surprise them!"
Kudos to Ellie for her talent and grace. Thanks for lending such elegance to this premier performance of "Parizade's Quest!"