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Fajr Int’l Theatre Festival Underway in Iran

The 35th edition of Fajr International Theatre Festival is underway in Tehran and seven other provincial centres with performances from local and international groups.

Tehran Hosts Theatre Officials from Western Asia

A group of theatre executives from 13 western Asian countries visited Tehran to learn about Iran's potentialities in dramatic arts and theatre.
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16th “Mobarak” Int’l Puppet Theatre Festival Opens in Tehran

The 16th edition of Tehran International Mobarak Puppet Theatre Festival kicked off on Monday, August 22, in Tehran. The festival, which will be open to...

Tehran to Host Centre for Satire

The Tehran Municipality have recently opened a centre for satire to brighten up the face of the megacity.
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Theatre Performance Inspired by Albert Camus to Take the Stage in Tehran

A play based on the works of Albert Camus, called The State of Plague and created by theatre artist Tino Salehi, has been scheduled for this autumn at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theatre Hall.
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Behrouz Gharibpour’s Next Puppet Show Based on Omar Khayyam

The director of the Aran Puppet Theatre Group, Behruz Gharibpur, has focused on the life story of the Persian mathematician, astronomer and poet Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) in his operatic puppet show, which is scheduled to be performed in Tehran in the near future.

Iranian ‘Macbeth’ Awarded by Russia Association of Theatre Critics

An Iranian staging of Macbeth, directed by Reza Servati, won an award from the Russia Association of Theatre Critics.

Play to Explore Love Story between Afghan Migrant and Iranian Gypsy

Director and actor Ayyub Aqakhani plans to stage a play about a love story between an Afghan migrant and an Iranian gypsy woman.

Nassirian: Success demands cradle to grave involvement

Prominent Iranian actor Ali Nassirian (born in 1924) is one of the few Iranian actors whose age has failed to prevent him from working,...

Iran Marks 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

Several Iranian thespians, stage artists, and literati attended a ceremony held on Saturday night in Tehran to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of the British dramatist William Shakespeare.

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