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'Human Farm' in Rome Festival

'Human Farm' in Rome Festival'Human Farm' in Rome Festival

The Iranian-Italian joint play 'Human Farm' written and directed by Ali Shams has been invited to take part in the Fringe Festival, slated for August 25-September 10 in Rome, Italy.

A coproduction of Iran’s Center for the Performing Arts and Sala Uno Theater Company of Italy, the play was first staged at the 33rd Fajr International Theater Festival in January. It will compete in the Italian event which supports independent and experimental plays, ISNA reported.

Performed in Italian language, 'Human Farm' will have two performances on September 5 and 6. The actors include Piero Cardano, Claudio Cotugno and Parisa Nazari.

"The story examines the relationship between the oppressor and the oppressed, showing how humans show contrasting behavior in different situations," Shams said adding that he has tried to show a big event on a small scale so that it is easier to examine and analyze them.

'Human Farm' shows the Middle East today, especially the regions under the IS terrorist group, and also shows the same areas at the time of the Mongol invasions in the 14th century. It tries to examine why after 700 years the same inhumanity, atrocity and violence exist. Shams, 31, who is studying in Sapienza University of Rome in Italy, has earlier cooperated with the Italian theater company and performed some plays on the stage. The young director has also written and acted in a number of plays in Iran.