Iranian director to stage “Death and the Maiden” at Fajr festival

January 30, 2019

TEHRAN – Iranian director Sina Rastgu plans to stage Chilean-American playwright Ariel Dorfman’s “Death and the Maiden” during the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival in Tehran, the organizers have announced. 

“Death and the Maiden” is about a political activist who is convinced that her guest is a man who once tortured her for anti-government measures.

Earlier in 2018, Rastgu staged in Tehran with the same cast, which includes Zahra Behruzmanesh, Mansur Nasiri, Mohammad Mesgari, Mohammad Habibi, and Reza Davudvandi.

The 37th Fajr International Theater Festival will be held in Tehran from February 11 to 23.

Photo: Members of Iranian director Sina Rastgu’s troupe perform “Death and the Maiden” at Tehran’s Paliz Theater on March 3, 2018. (Honaronline/Sharareh Samei) 

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