Source: Tehran Times
Playwright and director Bahram Beyzaie
The play is Beyzaie's theatrical rendition of an ancient Zoroastrian text that chronicles the journey of pious Ardaviraf to the other world where he travels through paradise, purgatory and the inferno. Ardaviraf meets many of the mythic and historic figures of Iran on his journey
The play is based on "The Book of Arda Viraf", a Zoroastrian religious text from the Sassanid era in the Middle Persian language. It is considered an early precursor to Dante's "Divine Comedy".
"Ardaviraf's Report" will be performed at the Cubberley Auditorium of the university in the Persian language.
The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies
Ardaviraf is Bahram Beyzaie's theatrical rendition of an ancient Zoroastrian text that chronicles the journey of Ardaviraf to the other world where he travels through paradise, purgatory and inferno. Considered an early precursor to Dante's divine comedy, Ardaviraf meets many of the mythic and historic figures of Iran in his journey.
The play will be in Persian.
Saturday Jan 24 2015 at 4:30pm;
Beyzaie previously performed a shadow play performance of "Jana and Baladoor" at the university in June 2012.
"When We Are All Sleeping" was the last film Beyzaie directed in Iran in 2006. A few years after, he left the country to pursue an educational career at Stanford University as a visiting professor of Persian studies in the United States of America.
Considered as one of the most intellectual auteurs in Iranian cinema, Beyzaie has written and directed several films including "Killing Mad Dogs", "Travelers", "Bashu, the Little Stranger", "The Journey" and "The Downpour".
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