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Iran-Italy Joint Play on Migration

Iran-Italy Joint Play on MigrationIran-Italy Joint Play on Migration

An Iran-Italy joint play will be staged at the Decor Workshop of Rudaki Culture and Art Foundation in Tehran from January 1, 2017, and will run for over a month.

‘The Violin of the Titanic’, it is a production of the Italian theater company Cantieri Meticci directed by Pietro Floridia and the Iranian Mowj Theater Troupe directed by Arash Abbasi, Mehr News Agency reported.

“Floridia had recently organized a 10-day theater workshop in Tehran and the play is its outcome, which will be performed by actors from Iran and Afghanistan, as it deals with the issue of refugees and migration,” Abbasi said.

As the Iranian theater director said, the play has been performed in several countries including Germany, France, Brazil and Italy, and the interesting point is that it is developed every time on the basis of the language and culture of the country where it is performed.

“Floridia directed the play but since he had to leave for Italy, his assistant Sanam Nadeeri will take charge during the performances,” Abbasi added.

The show is a metaphor for the economic crisis and loss of social values in modern times. The name has been inspired by the story of the famous ocean liner ‘Titanic’, a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912 after colliding with an iceberg during her maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

‘The Violin of the Titanic’ is an interactive show bringing viewers aboard the same boat as the refugees, in order to let them experience the dynamics and questions generated by the struggle for survival by migrants all over the world.

Abbasi has also made another joint theater production with Italy. ‘Fathers, Mothers and Kids’, written and directed by him, has been staged in Tehran and some Italian cities.


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