Iranian troupe to tour Europe with drama on migration 

September 11, 2018

TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe is scheduled to tour Europe during October with a play on migration titled “The Mediterranean”.

The tour will begin in Italy on October 15, and the troupe will perform in Pescara and Rome, director Ali Shams told the Persian service of Honaronline announced on Tuesday.

The troupe composed of Bahar Katuzi, Maral Farjad and Parisa Nazari will stage a performance of the play at Teatro di Documenti, a major theater in the Italian capital of Rome.

The play will be performed in English and the tour will continue in Hungary, Sweden and Germany.

“As right-wing governments have come to power in Europe and due to a rise in migration numbers from the Middle East and Africa, refugees coming from the regions have turned into a major concern for Europeans,” Shams said.

The tour has been organized in response to the ruthless fascist environment created against the refugees in Europe, he added.

“The play’s focus is on the people, who are drowned in the Mediterranean on their way to flee to Europe,” Shams stated.

“This sea has turned into an immense slaughterhouse as one-eighteenth of those people who have had to flee to Europe are drowned in the Mediterranean Sea,” he lamented.

Shams directed a cast of Italian and Iranian actors performing “Humans Farm”, his play about violence in the history, at Tehran Sayeh Theater during September 2015.

Photo: Iranian director Ali Shams in an undated photo (Tasnim/Reza Amirhassabi)

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