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Farhad Aiish takes Rhinoceros to stage in Tehran


Source: Tehran Times Art Desk, Photos: Amir Kholusi, ISNA

كرگدن فرهاد آييش براي اهالي رسانه‌ها اجرا شد

From left to right, director Farhad Aiish, actress Ateneh Faqih-Nasiri and actors Mehdi Hashemi and Ahmad Saatchian attend a press conference held at the City Theater Complex on November 18 for the play "Rhinoceros", which will begin premiering in November 21.

Rhinoceros (Kargardan)
Director: Farhad Aiish
Playwright: Eugene Ionesco
Cast: Mehdi Hashemi, Shahab Hosseini, Anteh Faqih-Nasiri, Ahmad Saatchi, Maede Tahmasebi, Saber Abr, Ramin Naser Nassir and Farhad Aiish.
City Theatre - Enqelab Ave, Valiasr Jct.Main Hall. Thru 1 Bahman (20 January),

Farhad Aiish has employed Iranian cinema stars Shahab Hosseini and Ateneh Faqih-Nasiri for his adaptation of the play "Rhinoceros". "It is not uncommon for movie stars to act in a play and so, I'm announcing that I'm using them to be successful at the box office and I'm really not afraid to admit that," he mentioned during a press conference at the City Theater.

"Eugene Ionesco is one of my favorite dramatists. His play 'Rhinoceros' has a long script so I rewrote it, but I tried to be faithful to the original," he added.
"Rhinoceros" can be considered from different points of view and no doubt, the audience will have their own interpretation of the play, he mentioned.

"Rhinoceros" is a play by Eugene Ionesco, written in 1959. The play belongs to the school of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd. Over the course of three acts, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses. Ultimately, the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyday figure who is often criticized throughout the play for his drinking and tardiness.


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