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'Socrates' Returning to Vahdat for Last Show

'Socrates' Returning to Vahdat for Last Show'Socrates' Returning to Vahdat for Last Show

The play 'Socrates' written and directed by Hamidreza Naeemi will be staged again in mid August for 20 nights at Tehran's Vahdat Hall.

It will be the fourth time that the play will be performed and as the director said, "This will be the final time," ISNA reported.

It first went on stage at Tehran's Vahdat Hall in December 2013 for about two months. Due to the great reception it came back to the same stage in April 2014 and had a one-month performance; for the third time, Vahdat Hall again hosted the play last year in April and May.

Farhad Ayish, Ladan Mostofi, Yaqoob Sabahi, Ayoub Aqakhani, Behnaz Nazi, Katane Afsharinejad, Siavash Cheraghipur, Mohsen Gudarzi and Bahar Noohian are in the cast.

Ayish plays the role of the great classic Greek philosopher Socrates and Aqakhani performs as another prominent Greek philosopher Plato who was in fact Socrates' student.

The story starts with Socrates' classes and his interaction with his students and continues to show the audience the details on his arrest and final execution.

To get a clear approach towards Socrates' life, Naeemi studied over 14 books describing the Greek philosopher.

Born in Kermanshah Province, Naeemi, 42, holds a master's degree in acting and directing from Islamic Azad University and has been involved in theater directing, screenwriting and performance for over 20 years.

Last year, he staged 'Terror' at Tehran's City Theater which was one of the bestselling works among last year's plays.

"I have plans to work on stories based on the epic of Shahnameh (Book of Kings) by the great Persian poet Ferdowsi and also on the World War One next year," Naeemi said.