• “Turtle Hooshang” 2019-09-16 16:55

    Photo by: Mehri Jamshidi

    "Hushang the Turtle” on stage at IIDCYA

    A troupe led by director Olka Hedayat performs “Hushang the Turtle” at the Theater Center of the Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran on September 15, 2019. Written by Sepideh Fallahfar, “Hushang the Turtle” emphasizes the need for protecting the environment. The play’s target audience is children above 4.

  • H. R. Anik plays the role of Persian poet Sheikh Muslih od-Din Sadi Shirazi in “Sheikh Sadi” the National Theatre Hall in Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 29, 2019.  2019-09-02 18:18

    Bangladeshi troupe performs play on Sadi in Dhaka

    TEHRAN – The Bangladeshi theater troupe Chandrakala has performed its new production “Sheikh Sadi”, a play about the life story of Persian poet Sheikh Muslih od-Din Sadi Shirazi, at the National Theatre Hall of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka.

  • ‘Corpse Bride’ to walk on Iranian stage 2019-05-20 13:27

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Corpse Bride goes on stage in Tehran

    A musical version of Tim Burton’s stop-motion film ‘Corpse Bride’ (2006) is now on stage at the Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran. Mehran Ahmadi, Nazanin Bayati, Amir Jafari, Shaqayeq Dehqan, Milad Keymararm and Mohammad Lohrasabi are amongst the cast. Directed by Omid Reza Sepehri, the play is on stage since May 8, 2019.

  • Director Ali-Asghar Rasekh-rad.  2019-05-03 19:40

    Iranian director deems “Medea” reverence for women 

    TEHRAN – Iranian stage director Ali-Asghar Rasekh-rad who staged “Medea” during the 22nd International Iranian Festival of University Theater in Tehran on Friday said that the play shows a certain reverence for mothers and women.

  • Socrates theater 2019-05-01 14:37

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    “Socrates” on stage at Tehran theater

    A cast of 27 top stage actors, including Farhad Aiish, Maryam Saadat and Ayyub Aqkhani, perform “Socrates” at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall. The play, which is about the life story of the great Greek philosopher, has been written by Hamidreza Naeimi who is also the director of the troupe.

  • Nasr Theater 2019-04-16 14:03

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Historic Tehran Nasr Theater to undergo renovation

    People visit Nasr Theater in Tehran on April 15, 2019 as the historic monument reopened to the public for a one-week visit after over two decades of closure. The visit to the theater has been organized by the Tehran Municipality to familiarize the public with the renovation process of the building located on Lalezar Street, which was considered as Iran’s Broadway during the 1950s and 1960s.

  • Old Saybrook 2019-03-17 19:03

    Photo: Babak Borzouyeh

    Woody Allen “Old Saybrook” goes on stage at Tehran theater

    TEHRAN – A group of Iranian actors directed by Sajjad Qatei performed a reading of Woody Allen’s “Old Saybrook” at Tehran’s Shahrzad Theater on March 15. Bahman Vakhshur, Tima Pur-Rahmani, Ashkan Delavari, Hoda Fallah, Ramtin Meqdadi and Dorsa Hakimelahi were the members of the cast.

  • Noruz Celebration 2019-03-12 10:28

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    The Theater Forum welcomes Noruz

    The Theater Forum held Noruz celebration on March 11 at the venue of Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults. The event was attended by the Tehran Mayor Pirouz Hanachi, the managing director of the Theater Forum Shahram Gilabadi and a number of theater artists. The Iranian New Year, Noruz, falls on March 20, 2019.

  • Iran’s Dramatic Arts Center director Shahram Karami. 2019-01-22 18:35

    Iran cancels Polish theatrical performances over Warsaw anti-Iran summit 

    TEHRAN – Iran has called off two performances by a Polish troupe arranged for the 37th Fajr International Theater Festival over Poland’s decision to host the U.S.-led anti-Iran summit in February.

  • A poster for “Sicily”. 2018-12-30 18:30

    “Sicily” to recount transfer of power in New York mafia family at Tehran theater 

    TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe is scheduled to perform a play titled “Sicily” about the transfer of power in a mafia family in New York at Tehran’s Mehregan Theater on Wednesday.

  • A poster for “The Mercy Seat” 2018-04-07 18:06

    Iranian director selects Neil LaBute’s “The Mercy Seat” for Tehran performance

    TEHRAN – Iranian actor/director Emad Qolipur plans to stage American writer Neil LaBute’s play “The Mercy Seat” in Tehran.

  • A poster for “Mir Mohanna” from director/writer Sirus Kahurinejad 2018-01-28 19:09

    Play chronicles life of Iranian pirate ruler Mir Mohanna 

    TEHRAN – A play that centers on the life story of Mir Mohanna, an Iranian pirate ruler who is viewed as a national hero for his struggle against the English and Dutch colonialists in the Persian Gulf during the 18th century, was staged at Tehran’s Sarv Theater on Saturday.

  •  A poster for “Polanski” from director/writer Mohammad Mir-Aliakbari 2018-01-27 18:32

    “Polanski” to go on stage in Tehran

    TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe will go on stage at Tehran’s Paliz Theater tonight to perform “Polanski”, a play that is about the ups and downs the French-Polish director Roman Polanski has had in his life.

  • A poster for “Barefoot, Naked, Heart in His Hand” 2017-12-19 18:57

    Iranian troupe to perform play in Turkish

    TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe is scheduled to perform “Barefoot, Naked, Heart in His Hand” (“Ciplak Ayak, Ciplak, Avacta Bir Kalp”) at Tehran’s Baran Theater on Saturday.

  • the “Si” project 2017-06-19 19:11

    Music, theater unite in “Si” to recount stories from Shahnameh 

    TEHRAN – Musicians and thespians have joined together in a project named “Si” (literally meaning ‘thirty’ in Persian) to stage stories from Persian poet Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece Shahnameh.

  • Beyond the Words 2017-03-07 10:32

    “Beyond the Words” to go on stage in France 

    TEHRAN – “Beyond the Words”, a co-production of France and Iran, will go on stage at the Theatre Le Verso in the city of Saint Etienne running from March 23 to 26.

  • Tehran's City Theater Complex 2017-02-17 19:32

    Tehran to host intl. seminar on theater  

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s City Theater Complex will host the Seminar of Theater and the Capacity of Non-Governmental Sectors from March 5 to 7.

  • Fidel’s Beard, Merkel’s Double Chin 2017-02-11 18:48

    Writer to try his hand at theater with “Fidel’s Beard, Merkel’s Double Chin” 

    TEHRAN – Young Iranian writer Amir-Ali Nabavian will try his hand at theater by directing a play titled “Fidel’s Beard, Merkel’s Double Chin”.

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    The director of Iran’s Dramatic Arts Center, Mehdi Shafiei, signs the poster for the 23rd International Children and Young Adults Theater Festival on December 6, 2016. The festival will be held in Hamedan, Iran from December 11 to 17. Tehran Times/ Iman Hamikhah

  • endgame 2016-12-07 18:27

    “Endgame” goes on stage at Tehran theater 

    TEHRAN – An Iranian troupe led by director Mohammad-Mehdi Shahi is performing Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” at the Molavi Hall in Tehran.

  • A Bit More Every Day 2016-10-29 18:26

    “A Bit More Every Day” to go on stage in Portugal 

    TEHRAN – The Iranian troupe led by director Afsaneh Mahian will stage the play “A Bit More Every Day” at Sao Luiz Teatro Municipal in Lisbon, Portugal on November 5 and 6.

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    Tehran to host meeting of execs in performing arts of West Asia 

    TEHRAN – Executives of theatrical organizations working in the West Asian countries will come together in Tehran on October 30 to give reports on their activities.

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    Troupes bring tragedy of Ashura to Iranian theaters 

    TEHRAN – The Center for Dramatic Arts has arranged a number of religious plays to be performed by different theater troupes in several cities across the country under the title “Ashura until Arbaeen”.

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