Performance: “The Poets and the Assassin”, a play written by Reza Jalali
Performance: “The Poets and the Assassin”, a play written by Reza Jalali, will be performed at Maine College of Art.
Friday, February 16, 7:00pm, Osher Hall, Porteous, second floor
The performance will be one of three occurring that week. The others will occur on the Bowdoin and USM campuses.
The play has been reviewed in several local news outlets, this comes from the summary of the play:
“The story of Iranian women, including their century-old battle for rights, remains with the few exceptions, untold. Though they have been in the forefront of the national struggle for independence, liberty and democracy in Iran, and have been among the most educated and most independent women in the Middle East-they entered universities in 1936 and gained the right to vote in 1963-to those in the West, their lives stay, for most part, in purdah, hidden and veiled in mystery. Ironically, their tale is one of courage, resistance, sacrifice, and survival in an intensely traditional and patriarchal society, for unlike some of their sisters, in countries near and far, they have actively participated in the public sphere to protest, ask for rights, and demand equality. A myth-buster, the play helps us see them for who they are: fearless shir-zan, fighting oppressionand tyranny-a battle that can be ours, as well.”
February 16, 2018 7:00 PM through February 16, 2018 9:00 PM
Maine College of Art
522 Congress St., Portland, Maine 04101
http://www.meca.edu | 207-775-3052