• Tehran City Theater to receive further safeguard as demarcation completes 2021-09-14 18:48

    Tehran City Theater to receive further safeguard as demarcation completes

    TEHRAN – A team of experts has recently demarcated Tehran’s City Theater, paying the way for the cultural complex, which is widely considered as the sole professional center of theater in Iran, to receive further maintenance and care.

  • A poster for “Mother Courage”, which will be staged at Tehran’s Divare Chaharom Theater on Sunday.   2021-06-12 18:30

    Tehran theater to host “Mother Courage”

    TEHRAN – A loose adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 political drama “Mother Courage and Her Children” will go on stage at Tehran’s Divare Chaharom Theater on Sunday.

  • Members of director Reza Bahrami’s troupe perform “Buckle” at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater Complex. 2021-05-26 19:07

    Play depicting Shahrokh Zargham’s change from reprobate to revolutionary on stage

    TEHRAN – Director Reza Bahrami’s troupe is performing a play based on a true story that recounts how the 1979 Islamic Revolution transformed Shahrokh Zargham from a lowlife into an honest and fervent revolutionary. 

  • A portrait of Martyr Abdolhossein Borunesi. 2020-11-30 18:45

    Life story of top IRGC commander subject of play “Borunesi”

    TEHRAN – Director Morteza Shahkaram plans to stage a play about the life story of Abdolhossein Borunesi, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps who was martyred during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war.

  • Rome’s envoy unveils coronavirus-era series at Tehran ceremony 2020-08-06 17:02

    By Afshin Majlesi

    Rome’s envoy unveils coronavirus-era series at Tehran ceremony

    TEHRAN – Rome’s ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone on Wednesday unveiled the first episode of a joint video-theater project, co-performed by Iranian and Italian artists, which turns the spotlight on how the novel coronavirus imposes curbs on everyday life.

  • “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

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    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.