Ancient Epic at 2016 Fajr Theater Fest
Art And Culture

Ancient Epic at 2016 Fajr Theater Fest

An ancient Iranian epic play, ‘The Sun’s Secret, the Sky’s Secret’ will be staged at the 34th Fajr International Theater Festival next year.
Directed and written by Shokrekhoda Goudarzi,  the story casts a different look at the battle between two ancient Iranian mythological figures, Rostam and Esfandiyar, heroes of the epic Shahnameh written by the highly revered Persian poet Ferdowsi (935–1025 AD), Mehr News Agency reports.
Esfandiyar, a crown prince and a divine warrior, is best known from the tragic story of the battle with Rostam. The play is focused on three important aspects of the original story, said Goudarzi, who is also a theater director.
The first is Esfandiyar’s succession. Although Goshtasp (Esfandiyar father) is aware of a prediction that foretells the death of his son at the hands of Rostam, he compels the young hero to go and bring the aging Rostam in chains, promising that he would certainly give the throne to Esfandiyar this time and himself retire.
Another aspect is Esfandiyar’s support to the Prophet Zoroaster(Zarathustra), to spread the religion of Zoroastrianism.
The vulnerability of Esfandiyar’s eyes is also focused by Goudarzi.  “He closed his eyes when he bathed in Zoroaster’s miraculous pool of invincibility.” Esfandiyar is blinded by a shot through the eye. According to the book ‘The Red Intellect’ by Persian philosopher Yahya ibn Habash Suhrawardi, Esfandiyar’s blindness metaphorically implies his ignorance and pride. “He always thinks he is right. He even asks Rostam to believe in his righteousness.”
“Esfandiyar is a symbol for egocentric people found in today’s world, who cause irreparable damage to humanity,” Goudarzi added.
The rehearsal sessions have begun for the show. Mohammad Sadeqi, Kazem Hajir-Azad, Majid Jafari, Saghar Azizi, Navid Goudarzi, Maneli Hossseinpour, Reza Jafari, Mehdi Alinejad, and Yaser Khaseb are the actors and the performance will have live music.
The 34th edition of FITF will be held from January 21 to February 1, 2016 in Tehran.

Short URL : http://goo.gl/wwO0tu
  1. http://goo.gl/a0jEvn
  • http://goo.gl/n5qtaO
  • http://goo.gl/KvLbS7
  • http://goo.gl/eDilTP
  • http://goo.gl/Xp8Q0B

You can also read ...

Muharram Artworks on Display at IAF
A visual art exhibition featuring works on rituals and customs...
Kings of the Region of Nothing, an oil on canvas painting  by Siamak Azmi
The 7 Art Gallery in Istanbul is hosting recently created...
Paradoxes About Human Consciousness
The play “The Hard Problem” written by British playwright Tom...
Extensive Research on Iranian Art
Visual communication expert and graphic artist Mohammad Khaza’...
Antique Potteries Moved  to Moqaddam Museum
One of the halls of Moqaddam Museum in Tehran was dedicated to...
Mohsen  Yeganeh Plans Europe Tour
Celebrated pop singer and composer Mohsen Yeganeh will tour...
Play on Saadi’s Life to Be Staged in North Vancouver
A play on the life of the celebrated 13th century Persian poet...
Dante’s Inferno on Stage
An adaptation of Dante’s Inferno from his Divine Comedy...