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08/28/12

POLAND 3 IRAN 2: A Play presented at the Amsterdam Fringe Festival

A collaboration between Mehrdad Seyf & Chris Dobrowolski

Friday 31 August, 2012 - Monay 3 September, 2012
Various times. See below
Amsterdam Fringe Festival
Fringe Tent, Het Leidsebosje Stadhouderskade 
Tegenover NH Hotel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The perfect pub conversation about football, fathers, revolution, swimming and Subbuteo

Presented by: 30 Bird Productions

Supported by: The British Council and Iran Heritage Foundation

Introduction

At the 1976 Montreal Olympics the best-ever Polish football team played against the best-ever Iranian football team. This match featured the pivotal Polish players Tomaszewski, Lato and Deyna and for Iran the great Ali Parvin, aka ‘The Sultan’. This clash of talent led to a memorable game with Poland clinching a 3-2 win and going on to win the Silver medal.

A continent apart and supporting different teams the game fascinated both Mehrdad Seyf and Chris Dobrowolski. Thirty-five years on, using the match as a backdrop and as a catalyst, the two friends discuss football, revolution, swimming, chess, love and Subbuteo.

Generously sprinkled with gentle humour, poignant family tales and frank historical truths, Poland 3 Iran 2 truly captures how much two people from drastically different backgrounds have in common both locally and internationally. The play is presented in its natural setting - in pub or bar, rather than theatre space. So join Seyf and Dobrowolski in the bar, grab a drink and enjoy a whistle stop tour of monumental historic events sprinkled with banter and bizarre confessions.

Performances

Friday 31 August, 2012 @ 17:00
Saturday 1 September, 2012 @ 15:00 & 20:00
Sunday 2 September, 2012 @ 17:00
Monday 3 September, 2012 @ 17:00

Booking Informaton

For online booking , click here

Tickets can also be bought at the Fringe box-office until 1.5 hours prior to curtain time. The fringe box-office is situated in the Heart of the Festival, Theatre Bellevue, Leidsekade 90.

Opening hours: August 30 to September 9, 12:00 to 22:00

If tickets are not sold out they can be bought from a Fringer at the venue from 1 hour prior to curtain time.

Ticket Price: €10.00

Enquiries

Bo van Bommel, Campagneleider, Amsterdam Fringe Office 
Mobile: + 31 (0) 6 23126954 
Email: bo@tf.nl

Bird Productions

30 Bird creates performance, film, music and art exploring the meeting points between Eastern and Western cultures. The work of 30 Bird is non-narrative, exploring the visual, audio and textual expressions of desire. 30 Bird begins each project through a set of images establishing connections of texture, rhythm and composition. The work of 30 Bird is performed in different venues: theatres, cinemas and indoor and outdoor sites.

Founded in 1996 at the Riverside Studios, 30 Bird’s previous works includeThe Parable of the Blind (Shaw Theatre), Death By Heroine (Riverside Studios), But you speak such good English (documentary) and Two Obstacles to Marriage (short film).

Recent work includes theatre projects Majnoun, The Persian Revolution (both for national tour), film work Yalda and Shoes (with Film London and the BBC), site responsive performance installation Plastic nominated for the Total Theatre Award Innovation and Experimentation (Edinburgh 08, Village Green 09, Victoria Baths Manchester) and most recently Chodzenie, a city-wide project set in Southend. Poland 3 Iran 2 will be going to Edinburgh Festival 2010 at the Pleasance.

30 Bird works with practitioners from various disciplines: architecture, science, the visual arts, dance, music, theatre and film. 30 Bird’s work has an international flavour, collaborating with artists and practitioners from as varied a background as the UK, Iran, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Spain and India

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About:
The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK registered charity with the mission to promote and preserve the history, languages and cultures of Iran and the Persian world. The objectives of the Foundation are pursued by organising, on a worldwide basis, diverse activities of cultural or scholarly merit. IHF programmes include academic research, publishing and fellowships at top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge, St Andrews, and Exeter and at museums in the United Kingdom and abroad. Most recently, the IHF launched its Institutional Partnership Programme with posts supported at the Universities of Cambridge, Edinburgh, and St Andrews and at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution. (read more)

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