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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.
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“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.
Isfahan, the City of Polish Children

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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