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The Death of the King: A play by acclaimed Iranian writer and director Bahram Beyzaie

Written by Bahram Beyzaie
Translated by Soheil Parsa and Peter Farbridge
Directed by Soheil Parsa

Sponsored by the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts and the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program of Iranian Studies and the Bita Daryabari Endowment in Persian Letters.
A Modern Times Stage Company / The Theatre Centre co-production

Departing from a single line in Persia's history books, critically-acclaimed Iranian playwright, Bahram Beyzaie wrote 'The Death of the King' shortly after the Iranian Revolution. Beyzaie's play tells the story of an ordinary family charged with treason, accused of killing their nation's ruler. The execution gallows are being prepared while a miller, his wife and their daughter, embark on a desperate bid to reveal the truth about their despotic yet desperate leader. This highly-inventive and physical production explores the vulnerability of ordinary citizens struggling under the extraordinary circumstance of their political fate. Inspired by events that occurred 1,300 years ago, this play remains profoundly relevant to our times. Directed by award-winning Canadian director Soheil Parsa, this production should not be missed.

*Play is being performed in English


  • Wednesday, April 13 at 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 PM
  • Friday April 15 at 8:00 PM
  • Saturday April 16 at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday April 17 at 1:00 PM
  • Sunday April 17 at 5:00 PM


  • $35 -Evening shows
  • $25 -Matinee shows
  • $15 - Stanford staff, faculty, students, alumni
  • 20% Group Discount for Groups of 8+. (Must purchase in person or call the Ticket Office for this promo)

Tickets Online or call 650-725-2787

LOCATION: ODC Theater, San Francisco (MAP)
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