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Iranian institute organizes puppet show project to promote world peace

Source: Tehran Times

Simorgh, a major Iranian company for theatrical productions, has organized a puppet show project, which plans to promote peace in the world. A group composed of Iranian, British, U.S., Canadian and Turkish thespians and puppeteers is scheduled to travel across the world to perform an antiwar play entitled "The Last Leaf", director Mohammad Borumand told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.

The group is currently rehearsing at Tehran's Mellat Cinema Complex and the play will have its premiere in this city on May 1.

The group will leave Iran on June 2 to stage the play in Turkey.

"This project has mainly targeted high-ranking officials and diplomats in every country, because they are the main executives for world peace," Borumand said.

"The group will present copies of its puppets to local theater troupes in every country and will ask them to travel across their countries to perform the play," he added.

The world lives in the terror of war in the story of the play, which has no dialogue. People of the world learn that they are at fault after the peace bird enters. They then begin to build a world free of violence and war.

The group plans to stage the play for people of the regions that previously have been hit by wars.

The British theater expert Stuart Dennison is the director of the International Department for the project.


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