Art and Experience:  The 37th Fajr International Theater Festival opened Monday with performances by a number of Iranian theater elites in several halls across Tehran.

Federico Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba” went on stage by Ali Rafiei at Vahdat Hall on the first day, while one more performance has also been arranged for tomorrow.

A cast composed of famous actors including Roya Teimurian, Maryam Saadat and Maedeh Tahmasbi are collaborating in this production.

The play is an entry to the guest section of the festival.

“The Exonerated” co-written by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen was also performed on the first day. The play was directed by Manijeh Mahamedi at the Samandarian Hall of the Iranshahr Theater Complex.

Tehran’s City Theater Complex hosted theatergoers for a performance of Polish playwright Tadeusz Rozewicz’s “The Trap” by director Esmaeil Movahhedi. The play is competing in the Iranian national section.

Tehran’s Divare Chaharom Theater hosted the Cologne-based Iranian director and playwright Alireza Kushk-Jalali who staged “Barefoot, Naked, Heart in His Hand”. The play centering on racial violence has been onstage since January 21 and will continue until the end of the festival in the Plus Fajr section.

The 37th edition of the festival will run at 38 theaters across Tehran until February 23.

Source: Tehran Times