A Moment of Silence
By Mohammed Yaghoubi
Translated by Torange Yeghiazarian and Mohammed Yahoubi
Directed by Dr. Kelly Carolyn Gordon
Tickets will go on sale in October.
November 8-11, 2018
The Black Box Theatre
Shiva wakes up to find she has been asleep for three years. In that time, the world around her has changed drastically. Her friends and family seem different. Strangers act oddly. It’s Iran in 1980 and she has just slept through the Islamic Revolution. For the next ten years, Shiva continues to fall asleep for years at a time. Each time she wakes up there’s a new change she has to try to grasp: the war with Iraq, a series of murders of dissident artists as well as transformations in her own family. Meanwhile, the playwright creating Shiva’s story begins to receive phone calls threatening her life.
A Moment of Silence, by Mohammad Yaghoubi�"one of the most beloved Iranian plays of the last 30 years�"is a surreal, poetic, and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history.
Winner of The Toronto Fringe Festival’s 2015 New Play Contest and The Playwrights’ Society of Iran’s 2012, Award for Outstanding Play prize The New Play Contest, Toronto Fringe Festival, 2016.
“The play’s meta-theatrical qualities and life-like characterization present a surreal, poetic, and surprisingly comic meditation on Iran’s turbulent history and Iranians’ experience of unexpected “change” and its aftermath. “ --The Theatre Times
Thursday, 08 November, 2018
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