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Garcia Marquez's Novel in Play

Garcia Marquez's Novel in PlayGarcia Marquez's Novel in Play

A free adaptation of the Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' opens today, September 6, at 3-Noghte (3 Dots) Theater hall in Tehran.

Directed by Shahrzad Gilakpour, the play focuses on one of the many characters mentioned in the novel, Honaronline reported.

The 1967 landmark novel tells the multi-generational story of the Buendia family, whose patriarch, Jose Arcadio Buendia, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia.

The young director said she was excited after reading the book many years ago and then decided to write a play on the story. "I read the novel several times to choose a part of the story where all the main characters are mentioned. It was a tough job since there are many minor events happening during the story which are hard to show on stage," Gilakpour said.

The character who attracted the director was Colonel Aureliano Buendia, Jose Arcadio Buendia's second son whose evolution from a simple person to a great warrior drew her attention.

"Although he is not physically present all the time during the play, there are many incidents happening because of him," she noted.

Since it was first published in 1967, the novel has been translated into 37 languages and has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Considered Garcia Marquez's magnum opus, the novel remains widely acclaimed, and is recognized as one of the most significant works in the Spanish literary canon.

Omid Asadi, Sara Alaei, Atefeh Bakhtiari, Atieh Hosseini, Mohamadreza Khalaj, Behzad Rafiee, Saeed Taheri, Mahshid Kazemi and Fatemeh Mohseni are in the cast.

The play will run until October 7 at No. 10, Mortezazadeh Alley, Kabkanian Street, Keshavarz Boulevard.