|Puppet show on Persian mystic wins top prize at Polish festival||
TEHRAN – An Iranian puppet show on the Persian mystic Mansur Al-Hallaj (c. 858–922) has won the Grand Prix at the 25th Valise International Theater Festival in Poland.
The festival was held from June 12 to 16 in Lomža.
Entitled “And He Said: You Will See Today, Tomorrow and the Day After Tomorrow”, the puppet show was a monologue performed by puppeteer Hoda Naseh. Zohreh Behruzinia directed the performance.
“Our troupe has also been invited to perform the puppet show in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia and Serbia,” Behruzinia said in a press release on Wednesday.
The play is about the life story of the Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and pious teacher of Sufism Mansur Al-Hallaj from the viewpoint of his wife.
Hallaj is mostly famous for his poetry and for his execution by order of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation.
Playwright Nima Dehqani said he has tried to present a new look at Hallaj’s family life and the loneliness of his wife.
The Valise International Theater Festival is an important artistic and cultural event on the calendar of cultural events in Europe.
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