“The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi” to go on stage in Tehran

September 3, 2018

TEHRAN – Iranian director Ehsan Falahatpisheh plans to restage Swiss writer Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s play “The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi” at the main hall of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on September 27.

The play will be performed based on a translation by the renowned Iranian playwright and drama theater director Hamid Samandarian, a public relations team announced on Monday.

Earlier in September and October 2015, Falahatpisheh staged the comedy play at the Nazerzadeh Kermani Hall of the Iranian Artist Forum in Tehran. 

The comedy play is about Florestan Mississippi, a public prosecutor and a fanatical exponent of Mosaic law who has murdered his wife. He visits Anastasia, who confesses to having murdered her husband. After Mississippi has persuaded Anastasia to marry him as a gesture of grotesque retribution, the two dedicate themselves to presiding over a governmental system of “absolute justice” under which Mississippi sentences victims to death and Anastasia presides over their execution.

Photo: A scene from “The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi” directed by Ehsan Falahatpisheh at Nazerzadeh Kermani Hall in Tehran during September and October 2015 (Twall/Ziaeddin Safavian)


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