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Myth, Cosmology in Play at Arghanoun Theater

Myth, Cosmology in Play  at Arghanoun TheaterMyth, Cosmology in Play  at Arghanoun Theater

A play based on a mix of myth and cosmology theories, is underway at Arghanoun Theater in Tehran.

The so-called ‘Gari Get Get’ play is written and directed by Farshad Qasemi who, in an interview with Honaronline, explained what the theme is about.

“The script was inspired by a number of ideas including an old myth in which humans are doomed to walk for thousands of years before they can find terra firma,” Qasemi said.

Another concept in the play is time and the theories on parallel universes, a hypothetical self-contained reality co-existing with one’s own. “I’m interested in linguistics, so I wrapped up all these ideas in special language and script.”

The show opened on November 21 and will run through December 30 daily, starting at 7:30 pm.  About the peculiar title, Qasemi said: “Many years ago, there was this wise guy in Kermanshah who kept saying ‘Gari get get’, which made sense to no one. Only months later, I realized that the phrase is frequently used in hip-hop songs. In the play, I made a reference to a similar wise person.”

The play is about the life experiences of four persons. Each is connected to the other three in a cross-shaped spotlight. They are unable to talk about what they have in common. Likewise, they have nothing in common. I made it a bare stage and four characters with no additional props. The lighting sufficed.”

Qasemi is also in the cast with Hamid Khoshnevis, Nahid Mahmoudi and Sara Pahlevani.

A graduate of Soore University in Tehran, Qasemi’s directing experience includes ‘Seagull’ written by French playwright, actor and director Jean-Michel Ribes, 69; ‘Rendezvous with Qaf’, another of his own plays, and ‘Paradise on the Condition of Fire’ written by playwright Arash Mansouri.

Arghanoun Theater is located at No. 1, Ziba Alley, Neuple le Chateau Street.

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