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Mungu busy with “Waiting for Godot”, “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”
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TEHRAN -- The Iranian theater troupe Mungu is currently rehearsing for “Waiting for Godot” and “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”. 
 
Homayun Ghanizadeh directs the troupe, which will perform the Irish plays at the main hall of Tehran’s City Theater Complex for 45 nights from February 1.
 
Peyman Moadi, Ali Sarabi, Reza Behbudi and Ramin Sayyardashti are the main members of the cast for “Waiting for Godot”, an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot.
 
The play was scheduled for last September but was postponed until February 2014. 
 
The troupe will stage “The Beauty Queen of Leenane”, a 1996 black comedy by Martin McDonagh, at the same time and place.
 
Vishka Asayesh and Saeid Changizian have also joined the troupe for the rehearsals for the play.
 
The story of the play is set in the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara in the early 1990s.
 
The play is about the life of Maureen Folan, a 40-year-old spinster who takes care of her selfish and manipulative 70-year-old mother Mag. Maureen’s sisters have escaped into marriage and family life, but Maureen, with a history of mental illness, is trapped in a seriously dysfunctional relationship with her mother.
 
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