Art And Culture

Sangelaj Theatre, Moscow Conservatory to Become Sisters

Sangelaj Theatre, Moscow  Conservatory to Become SistersSangelaj Theatre, Moscow  Conservatory to Become Sisters

The head of Sangelaj Theatre in Tehran has said the theatre will host more spectators by adding performance times.

Sangelaj theatre, oldest among theatres in the capital, will be 50 years old next month; “for this occasion, the theatre will organize joint programs with Moscow Conservatory, through which the two cultural centers will be sisters,” Younes Absalan told Mehr News Agency.

About integration of the building adjacent to the theatre, which is municipality’s legal office, Absalan expressed hopes that the building would be opened as part of the theatrical complex in close collaboration with the Tehran Municipality and City Council.

“The building would provide space for a parking lot and rehearsal plateau for theatrical groups,” Absalan said, emphasizing that in developed countries and elsewhere, where the free market economy rules, theatres are major producers of intellect. “This is the reason governments fund this art; this is the nature of theatre to generate thought.”

He lamented the lack of government funds for theatres, which took the matter in their own hands to create income of their own.

Absalan however envisaged good prospects for the theatre society thanks to the policies of the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance.