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‘Mama Yerma’ to Be Staged at Poti Fest

‘Mama Yerma’ to Be Staged at Poti Fest ‘Mama Yerma’ to Be Staged at Poti Fest

'Mama Yerma,' a free adaptation of the famous 1934 play 'Yerma' by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca (1898-1936), will be staged at Poti International Festival of Regional Theater.

Held annually in the port city of Poti on the eastern Black Sea coast of Georgia, Mama Yerma, reworked and directed by Iranian theater actor and director Farzin Nobarani, will be presented on July 23 at Poti House of Culture, starting at 4 pm. 

It is a production of Khallaq (creative) Theater Group. The play uses 'defamiliarization', an artistic technique of presenting common things in an unfamiliar or strange way in order to enhance perception of the familiar, Iran Theater (theater.ir) reported.

The story is a tragic account of childlessness. Though originally a realistic play, Nobarani presents it in a surrealist setting using symbolism and minimalism in the work. The play is 70 minutes long. Cast members in order of appearance are Amir Farahani, Shabnam Eskandari, Farzad Brahman, Abbas Alireza, Melina Qadimi and Soheyl Qena'ati.

Also known as Poti Fest, the event takes place July 21-30.

 

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