A scene from an earlier performance of “Summerless”
A scene from an earlier performance of “Summerless”

Koohestani’s ‘Summerless’ in France Theater Festival

Koohestani’s ‘Summerless’ in France Theater Festival

The play “Summerless” written and directed by Amir Reza Koohestani is competing at the Avignon Theater Festival in southeast France, July 6-24.
It tells the story of a painter, a supervisor and a young mother at a school playground, who find themselves discovering their social and inner conflicts, ISNA reported on its Persian website.
The playground is a setting where the challenges the three are facing are played out. The school head calls her ex-husband, a painter longing for recognition, to repaint the school walls. While he is thinking about what he can paint on the wall, he meets a young mother who is waiting for her child.
Cast members Mona Ahmadi, Saeed Changizian and Leyli Rashidi performed the play on Tuesday and are slated for four more shows until July 15. The play is performed in Persian with French surtitles.
Summerless has been performed at Festival delle Colline Torinesi in Turin, Italy, and will be heading for Belgium, Switzerland and Germany on its world tour. Founded in 1947, the Avignon Festival is one of the important contemporary performing arts events in the world.
Koohestani, 40, and his Mehr Theater Group, previously brought “The Hearing” to the Avignon in 2016 which received critical praise.
His play “Dance on Glasses” (2001) was on a world tour for four years, which gained him international fame and support from several European theater directors and festivals. In 2013, Festival Actoral in Marseille, France, commissioned Koohestani to write and stage a new play, Timeloss (based on his Dance on Glasses). It was successfully staged across Europe and the US.


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