‘Rooster’ Highlights Women in Conflict
Art And Culture

‘Rooster’ Highlights Women in Conflict

Written by Mohammad Rahimian and directed by Reza Ahmadi, ‘Rooster’ was on stage recently at Entezami House Museum.
Earlier the play was performed in the northeastern city of Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi Province, and received a positive feedback from critics, artists and the audience, Honaronline reported.
The story unravels in a five-member family living in Panjshir, one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, and portrays a part of their life in a country at war, with focus on Afghan women’s oppression.
“It has been performed several times, but I thought it can present an analogy of the past and present and still make the audience ponder on the adverse impact of war. The story conveys the hardships of Afghans caught in the conflict,” Ahmadi said, and can be seen as a tribute “to our neighboring Muslim brethren.”
The audience was asked if they could empathize with the struggle of war victims, he said, adding that the viewers came from different social strata.
The whole effort was “to take the audience into the Afghan conflict to understand their plight,” he noted.

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