Culture minister Salehi attends street performance of “The Immortal” in Tehran 

February 17, 2019

TEHRAN – Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi sat to watch an open-air performance of “The Immortal” in the courtyard of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on Saturday night.

A large Iranian troupe performs the play that tells the story of a girl who in her dreams travels to Syria to find her father who was martyred by Daesh forces in Syria.

Speaking to journalists after watching “The Immortal”, Salehi praised the play for its “remarkable content” and said, “It was interesting for me to see a play that could keep people on their toes to watch and follow the story on such a cold night.”

Directed by Amir-Hossein Shafiei, the silent play is an entrance to the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival.

Earlier, the director had noted that the play actually tries to find the answer to the question of which powers and ideologies are involved in the formation of Daesh.

A cast of 60 actors and a team of 30 technical crew members are collaborating on this production.

The 37th Fajr International Theater Festival will come to an end on February 23.

Photo: Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi (2nd R) watches the play “The Immortal” in the courtyard of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on  February 16, 2019.

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