New dramas come to Tehran theaters after Noruz holiday  

April 7, 2019 - 18:39

TEHRAN – Tehran theaters have come back with new plays from foreign writers after about a three-week holiday for Noruz, the Iranian New Year celebration.

Mehregan Theater is hosting theatergoers for Italian director and playwright Dario Fo’s “We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay” and British playwright Harold Pinter’s “A Night Out”.

Mehdi Arjmand is the director of “We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay”, which is a comedy about consumer backlash against high prices.

Elham Rezai, Shima Zadpur and Ali Keshvari are the main members of the cast for the play, which will be on stage until May 10. 

Mohammad Hosseini directs “A Night Out”, which is about Albert, a young man who finds himself dominated by his mother. One night when he is mercilessly teased by his colleagues at an office party, he returns home and attacks his mother. 

Mostafa Qadiri, Shiva Khosromehr, Vahid Manafi and Sajjad Tumari are the main members of the cast for the play that will be on stage until April 20.

American playwright Paul Zindel’s “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” is on stage at Sepand Theater. 

Starring Khosro Ahmadi and Ariana Majd, the play is about Beatrice Hunsdorfer, a terrible homemaker and a questionable parent, who plans to open a tea room but is incapable of handling her life’s responsibilities.

Mahtab Nasirpur is director of the play, which will be on stage until April 20. 

“7 minutes” by Italian writer Stefano Massini about a number of factory workers who want to save the factory from bankruptcy by ignoring their seven-minute lunch time is on stage at Hafez Hall. 

Arash Abbasi is the director of the play, which is performed by Elham Ahmadi, Narges Puya, Hanieh Hashemi and Nasrin Heidari. 

English playwright Peter Shaffer’s “Black Comedy” is currently on stage at the Niavaran Cultural Center. 

The play tells the story of young sculptor Brindsley Miller and his fiancée Carol, who organize a party to convince Carol’s father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger to purchase some of Brindsley’s sculptures.

Danial Shahriari is the director of the play starring Farhad Nedai, Elnaz Mahruyan, Babak Jafarieh and Barad Rohani. 

Photo: This combination photo shows posters of plays on stage at several Tehran theaters.


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