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Iraji’s Play Portrays ‘Futile Quibble’

Iraji’s Play Portrays ‘Futile Quibble’
Iraji’s Play Portrays ‘Futile Quibble’

‘Frenzy for Two’ (original name, Delire e deux) written by Eugene Ionesco and directed by Rouhollah Iraji, is an abstract and interdisciplinary performance that portrays human anxieties.

“In his works, Ionesco raises the fundamental questions of human existence and strives to find the answers,” says Iraji. “The play portrays a husband and wife’s futile argument against the backdrop of war and insecurity with a humor that is Ionesco’s signature style,” MNA reported him as saying.

Eugene Ionesco (1909 –1994) was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French Avant-garde theatre. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way.

 Bizarre Arguments

“Ionesco’s plays are considered absurd by some since they do not follow the conventional theatrical rules in writing and performance. Therefore they usually attract a more experienced audience who is familiar with this kind of art work,” he remarked.

The play has two characters, a husband and wife, whose bizarre marital arguments go on against the backdrop of a war that rattles their walls and sends hand grenades through the windows. The play follows their relationship from young to old, from war to war, from quibble to quibble with humor and whimsy.

The play is on stage in Nezami Hall of Iranian Artists forum at 8:30 pm. until October 24.