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People watch street performances in Tehran on sideline of intl. theatre festival
On the sixth day of the 41st edition of the Fajr International Theatre Festival, marking the 44th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, four street performances went on stage in the City Theatre of Tehran and elsewhere in the Iranian capital on Thursday.
“Night of Doubt” play, produced by prominent Iranian actor, banned
Just a few days after the banning of Iranian movie Leila’s Brothers, which received an accolade at the Cannes Film Festival, a play produced by Navid Mohammadzadeh, the movie’s actor, has been stopped from being performed.
Iranian dubbing artist dies, aged 75
Iranian veteran dubbing artist Shahlad Nazerian has died of a heart attack in Tehran.
Veteran Iranian radio & TV presenter dies of heart attack
Veteran Iranian radio and television presenter and announcer Alireza Ghaffari has died of a heart attack.
Iranian actress Fakoor-Saboor dies at 43
Iranian actress Zohreh Fakoor-Saboor has passed away at the age of 43 over what is reported to be drug poisoning.
Fajr fest: Tehran’s City Theater hosts stage, street performances
On Saturday, the seventh day of the 40th Fajr International Theater Festival, the City Theater complex of the Iranian capital, Tehran, was the scene of several street and stage performances.
Iranian director Hamid Labkhandeh passes away
Renowned Iranian director Hamid Labkhandeh has passed away at the age of 70.
Fajr Theatre Festival: People Warmly Welcome Street Performances
Street theatre is one of the most popular parts of Fajr International Festival, which is held in Tehran every February.
Mary Poppins Musical Onstage in Tehran
A free adaptation of Julian Fellowes’ famous script “Mary Poppins” is currently onstage in the Iranian capital of Tehran.
Iranian Actress Invites ‘Mary Poppins’ to Come to Iran
Iranian actress Behnoush Tabatabai, who recently appeared in an Iranian theatrical adaptation of musical film "Mary Poppins", has in an Instagram post called on her American counterpart in the movie, Julie Andrews, to come to Iran to watch the play.
Young Offenders Stage Play in Support of ‘Iranian Oliver Twists’
A group of Iranian teenagers from the Juvenile Detention Centre in Tehran have staged a play named Oliver Twist based on the famous classic of the same name by British writer Charles Dickens, as part of a campaign to “support Iranian Oliver Twists.”
Iran to Attend Prague Performance Design Quadrennial
Iran is, for the first time, going to participate in a major international theatre design event held in the Czech Republic.
‘Iranian Theatre Most Influential in Middle East’
A renowned Nigerian theatre director has hailed Iranian drama, saying that the country has the strongest theatre industry in the Middle East.
Female-Only Carmen Opera to be Performed in Iran’s Capital
The Carmen opera involving women actors is to be performed for Female audience at a Tehran theatre for the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution
Spanish Playwright’s Masterpiece on Stage in Tehran
Veteran Iranian director Ali Rafiei has staged an adaptation of Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba” in the Iranian capital Tehran.
Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Miserables’ on Stage in Tehran
Iranian director Hossein Parsaei has staged a big-budget musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece “Les Misérables” in the Royal Hall of Espinas Palace Hotel in the Iranian capital Tehran.
Epic Play with Disabled Actors Staged after 10-Year Rehearsal
An epic play with 30 elderly and disabled actors was finally staged in Iran after nearly a decade of rehearsal.
Hesar Kharvan; A Hub of Passion Play in Iran during Muharram
Hesar Kharvan village in Qazvin province is among the places where Ta’zieh, the Iranian-Islamic passion play, has always been an integral part of mourning ceremonies held for the martyrdom of third Shiite Imam, Hussein ibn Ali, during the lunar month of Muharram.
Ta’zieh: An Islamic Passion Play Depicting Battle between Good, Evil
Islamic passion plays, known as Ta'zieh in Iran, are dramatic performances which depict battles between good and evil characters, who are clearly distinguished by wearing costumes with distinct, and meaningful, colours.
International Puppet Theatre Festival Opens in Tehran
The 17th edition of Tehran International Puppet Theatre Festival known as “Mobarak” was opened on Wednesday, August 22, in Tehran's Water and Fire Park.
Tehran Hosts Street Performances on World Theatre Day
Iranian Artists’ House in downtown Tehran recently hosted street theatrical performances to mark the World Theatre Day.
“Iranian Theatre Deserves to Be Known Globally”
Leading Iranian artist Pari Saberi says Iran’s theatre has a great potential to become global and is ready to take long strides towards a brighter future.
Fajr Festival’s Street Theatres Well Received in Tehran
The 36th edition of Fajr International Theatre Festival, the most important theatre event in Iran, is underway in Tehran in various fields, including street performances.
Iranian Audiences Wonderful: European Theatre Festival Organizer
A group of European theatre festival organizer who recently visited Iran have praised the Iranian theatre audiences saying these people are ‘wonderful’ in terms of their enthusiasm and reactions to what they see on the stage.
Iranian Play to Portray Lives of Polish WWII Refugees
A play named “Isfahan, the City of Polish Children” written by the Iranian dramatist Mohammad Charmshir and choreographed by Roxana Mehrafzun will be staged in City Theatre of Tehran from November 27 to December 3.
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