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Celebrated play staged in Tehran

Photos by Peyman Hooshmandzadeh
October 16, 2001
The Iranian

These photographs are from the recent Tehran staging of Art, a critically-acclaimed play by Yasima Reza.

Introduction from a website dedicated to this play:

Art has made its name in many parts of the globe. This production alone has already been performed in Chicago, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles and Buenos Aires and is currently touring the USA.

The play was first produced in Paris, at the Comédie des Champs Elysées, in 1994. There, Sean Connery saw it, on his wife's advice, and liked it so much that he decided to back an English-language production. He and co-producer David Pugh asked the renowned playwright Christopher Hampton to translate the script.

The production opened at Wyndham's Theatre in 1996. It was a huge success and won its playwright, Yasima Reza, an Olivier award and an Evening Standard award for Best Comedy. A couple of years later, the production opened in New York. In London, the production is now in to its 15th cast.

English language productions of the play have been seen in Poland, Iarael, India, South Africa, Bermuda, Portugal, Singapore and even Paris, as well as the places already mentioned. With such success, Art - hailed on its arrival as a play for the '90s - now looks set to be the play for the millennium.

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Davood Rashidi (left) and Farhad Aeesh. See flyer

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Photo by Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

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