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Play on Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran

Play on Anglo-Soviet Invasion of IranPlay on Anglo-Soviet Invasion of Iran

A drama play about the time Iran got involved in World War II is on stage at Mehregan Theater until September 11.

The play “The 21st Day” written and directed by actor and playwright Niusha Mehrabi, is about the confrontation between a Russian councilor, a teacher and an officer during the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941, Tiwall reported.

The military invasion by the colonial British Empire and the Soviet communists, August 25-September 17, 1941, was codenamed Operation Countenance. Its purpose was to secure Iranian oil fields and ensure Allied supply lines for the USSR, fighting against the Axis forces on the Eastern Front.

Ayoub Aqakhani, Solmaz Ghani, Soroush Taheri, Pouyan Yahyapour and Bahram Sarvarinejad are in the cast.

The play is accompanied by live music. Pieces are composed by Reza Kalantari who plays tar and setar. Negar Hosseini plays tonbak and Fatemeh Karimi is on percussion and kamancheh.

The venue is located at No. 5, 1st Dead End, Khark St., Enqelab Ave.

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