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Iran's "Flower" dedicated to victims of terrorist attacks in Norway

07/26/11 Source: Mehr News Agency

Of one Essence is the human race,
Thusly has Creation put the Base;
One Limb impacted is sufficient,
For all Others to feel the Mace.

Iranian poet Saadi (~1200-1292)

A performance of "The Flower", an Iranian play promoting peace and friendship, has been dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attacks that struck Norway last week.

The ZENDEGI Theatre Company - The Flower
International Festival of Street Theatre - KRAKOW 2010
photo by Ark Arkadiusz Wesolowski

The play was performed by the Zendegi theater troupe on Sunday during the closing ceremony of the Tromsø Dialog, an international amateur theater festival that was held in the northern Norwegian seaport of Tromsø.

Directed by Jafar Mahyari, the play is about a woman growing a flower with pure love and what happens when a man and a boy decide to steal it.

Due to the subject of the play, the organizers of the festival selected it as the closing performance of the event, the Zendegi theater troupe announced in press release on Tuesday.

According to the festival's website, the event was held with the theme of "dialogue".

"Our aim is to promote peace through the medium of theater," they said.

At least 93 people were killed during the twin terrorist attacks of a bombing in downtown Oslo and a mass shooting on Utoya island last Friday.

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