Iran, Center Stage


Most of us view Iran through the lens of world news, but The Brick’s Iranian Theater Festival offers a chance for us to appreciate Iranian life from the viewpoint of its resident playwrights, those in exile, and Iranian-Americans. There is one week left to catch performances such as “Ka,” by Siavash Pakrah, who was imprisoned for his opposition to the current regime, and set his play in ancient Egypt to escape censorship. Another titled “Bootleg Islam,” by Negin Farsad, is a comedy about an Iranian-American woman whose first visit to Iran to attend her cousin’s wedding is rife with faux pas and misunderstandings. Check out an overview of some of the remaining shows here. Tickets are $15, or $33 for three shows.

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