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First Session of Theatre-in-the-Round Started in Iran

Tehran, 19 March 2006 (CHN) -- The first session of heritage theatre-in-the-round has been started in Tehran and other cities of Iran under the supervision and support of Iran's Cultural Heritage and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) with the coming of Iranian New Year. The aim of ICHTO from holding these theaters is to preserve and spread of Iranian rich culture and to create a close relationship between today's generation and their historical heritage and legends.

Some stories of the masterpiece of Shahnameh epic book and also the story of Karbala event due to the coincidence of this Nowruz holidays with the mournful festival of Arbaein (the 40th day of Imam Hossein's martyrdom) and other traditional Iranian legends will be performed during these session of the theater-in-the-round.

Thirty of the best theatre groups selected during the domestic festivals will display for the public. This session of theatre-in-the-round is performed in the cities of Tehran, Isfahan, and Shiraz at the same time and will run to the 4th of April 2006.

... Payvand News - 3/19/06 ... --

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