Art And Culture

‘1001 Ruses’ at Mehrab Hall

‘1001 Ruses’ at Mehrab Hall‘1001 Ruses’ at Mehrab Hall

An adapted play, titled ‘1001 Ruses’, directed by Berheh Foroutan, will go on stage at Tehran’s Mehrab Theater Hall from August 10.

The story is on folklore and covers traditional Iranian acting techniques of ‘Takht-e Howzi’ (critical music comedies) and ‘Siah Bazi’(political satire), making the audiences familiar with Iranian performing styles as well as providing light-hearted humor, Honaronline reported.

The play is adapted from stories in the ‘One Thousand and One Nights,’a collection of Middle Eastern and South Asian stories and folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age.

The main frame  concerns a ‘Sasanian king’ (the Sasanid Empire ruled between 224 and 651 AD) who is shocked to discover that his brother’s wife is unfaithful; and discovering that his own wife’s infidelity is even more flagrant, he has her executed: in his bitterness and grief he declares all women are the same.

Majid Alam-Beigi, Davoud Moeinikia, Firouz Heidarzadeh, and Pedram Kheirabi are among the cast.

The venue is located at the junction of Imam Khomeini and Vali-e Asr Streets, Enqelab Avenue, Tehran.