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PLAY: Mahmoud in Los Angeles

Source: Butterfly Buzz

Award-Winning One Woman Smash-Hit MAHMOUD Returns to Los Angeles for a 3 week extended run
January 10 - 27, 2013 at Santa Monica Playhouse
Taxi Driver.  Gay man.  Pre-teen Girl.
One Iranian actress.  One BIG identity crisis.

Come & Meet MAHMOUD - From Engineer in Tehran to Taxi Driver in Toronto.

Fresh off of its Best of Fringe productions in both Toronto and New York City, MAHMOUD is back in Los Angeles as a guest production at Santa Monica Playhouse, for an exclusive 3-week run, January 10 through January 27, 2013.


MAHMOUD is a one-woman show about an aging Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver, a fabulously gay Spaniard, and a young Iranian-Canadian girl, all trying to get by the day-to-day grind in a big metropolitan city. Iranian born playwright/performer TARA GRAMMY invites us to watch as these characters' stories intertwine over the course of an hour, exploring themes of displacement, immigration, home, and culture. At once hilarious, insightful, and irreverent, MAHMOUD takes an exacting look at racism against Middle Eastern immigrants, homophobia within immigrant communities, and media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian (and Middle Eastern) culture.

MAHMOUD features the work of award-winning director and co-writer TOM ARTHUR DAVIS and the internationally acclaimed SOHEIL PARSA as consulting director. The show is produced by Michelle Grant and Shadan Saber (Tour Manager), with sound design by Mike Conley, lighting design by Jenna Koenig and Linn Øyen Farley. Omar Hady is assistant director. Production stage manager is Jenna Koenig.

MAHMOUD plays Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 6pm, January 10 through January 27, 2013. Admission is $30. For tickets and show information, please visit or call 800-504-4849.

Santa Monica Playhouse is located at 1211 4th Street, in the heart of Downtown Santa Monica, between Wilshire and Arizona, one block east of the Third Street Promenade. By public transportation: take the Santa Monica Blue Bus or the LA Metro Rapid #720 and exit at 4th and Wilshire.

Interview with Tara Grammi

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