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Play About HIV Prevention Staged Across Iran Provinces

Play About HIV Prevention Staged Across Iran ProvincesPlay About HIV Prevention Staged Across Iran Provinces

The famous Iranian actor and director of  cinema and theater, Masoud Rayegan, is staging a play on HIV prevention in the provinces.

At the behest of the United Nations, ‘Two Men in a Room’ about HIV which is described as the “plague of the century”, was written in 1986 by two Swedish and Finnish writers. Since then, it has been translated into 13 languages and performed around the world.

According to the public relations office of the play, the script has been translated by Rayegan and he is now directing and staging it across Iran. This is the first time a play is being performed in all Iranian provinces.

Educational packages are also given to the audiences on HIV/AIDS and its prevention and treatment.

So far, 15 provinces have announced their readiness to host the play. The performances started on November 5 from the University of Medical Sciences in Shahrud city, Semnan Province, and will continue till December 5.

The play will be performed in 20 universities of medical sciences and then “we plan to stage it for the public for an unlimited period of time, as all of us are responsible to inform people on the disease and its prevention,” Rayegan said.

Khosrow Shahraz and Ardalan Shoja-Kaveh are the cast.

Rayegan, 62, has played in many movies, plays and TV series including films like Reza Mirkarimi’s ‘So Far, So Close’, Rakhshan Bani-Etemad’s ‘Mainline’, Homayun Asadian’s ‘Kissing the Face of the Moon’, and Abdolhassan Barzideh’s ‘Mazar Sharif’.

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