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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Estonia, Finland to experience tyranny of Iranian “Caligula”
Tehran Times Art Desk
TEHRAN -- An Iranian theater troupe is scheduled to stage “Caligula”, Albert Camus’s play on the Roman emperor, in Estonia and Finland.
This play will be the only foreign entry to an Estonian theater festival, which will be held in late summer, director Homayun Ghanizadeh told the Persian service of Mehr News Agency on Monday.
“Our play was first performed during the 28th Fajr International Theater Festival in Tehran in February 2010 and afterward, we were invited to stage the play in several countries,” he added.
“No exact date or place has been mentioned (by the Finnish host) for our performances in Finland but we have been scheduled to stage the play in several Estonian cities,” he stated.
The cast includes Rambod Javan, Saber Abar, Farzin Sabuni, Reza Behbudi, Hengameh Qaziani and several other actors.
The play, which is about the Roman Emperor Caligula, who torn by the death of Drusilla, his sister and lover, is currently on stage at Hall 1 of Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater Complex.
Ghanizadeh won a best director award at the 25th Fajr International Theater Festival in 2007 for his “Icarus and Daedalus”, a Greek myth, which was then invited by German director Roberto Ciulli to be performed in Germany.
Photo: Rambod Javan (front) and Saber Abar (rear) in an undated performance of “Caligula”; the person in the background was not identified.