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Ferdowsi's Shahnameh bringing Iranian and German actors together

TEHRAN, June 16 (Mehr News Agency) -- German stage director Dieter Kummel plans to unite German and Iranian performers in a play based on one of the stories of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh.

Kummel has invited Hossein Parsaii, the director of Iran's Center for Dramatic Arts, to negotiate the project on the sidelines of the 24th International Theater Festival in Freiburg, which opened on June 15 and runs until June 25.

Kummel, who is the festival's artistic director, made arrangements for three Iranian plays to be staged during the event, "A 2x2 War" directed by Nima Dehqan, "The Fact Is that the Sun Revolves Around Us" written and directed by Siamak Ehsaii, and "Only God Can Wake Me Up" directed by Mohammad Aqebati.

The 24th International Theater Festival in Freiburg presents productions addressing faith and religion -- a theme which is gaining new significance as reflected in current discussions in today's society.

This year's festival places particular emphasis on acquainting audiences with Islamic-influenced theater tradition and the current Iranian theater scene.

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