Tarabnameh: Part 2 By Bahram Beyzaie, In the tradition of Takhte-Hozi plays Past

Oct 21-30, 2016 ,
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
- Cupertino, CA, United States

Written and directed by acclaimed Iranian playwright Bahram Beyzaie. Limited performances at De Anza College. Play is in Farsi.

Friday, October 21st, 5:30 PM
Saturday, October 22nd, 4:00 PM
Sunday, October 23rd, 4:00 PM
Friday, October 28th, 5:30 PM
Sunday, October 30th, 4:00 PM

Premium Seating: $72 ($52 for Stanford faculty/staff/students with valid ID. Limit 2 per student, 4 per faculty/staff)
Regular Seating: $52 ($32 for Stanford faculty/staff/students with valid ID. Limit 2 per student, 4 per faculty/staff)
Stanford Ticket Office: Purchase online at attached link
In person, Monday-Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Tresidder Union, Stanford University
By phone, 650-725-2787

DESCRIPTION: A hadji sets out to sell his servant and buy in his place a young slave girl. On the way, they see a poet about to be beheaded; a young lover in search of a purloined beloved; and troubadours, their profession banned, desperate to bring joy and laughter to any face. In short, the world they see is all topsy-turvy.
Tarabnameh has its genealogy in the tradition of Takhte-Hozi plays—a tradition of popular plays, combining comedy and music, dance and poetry. Centuries of despotism have rendered this form bereft of content. In Tarabnameh, a play with a cast of thirty-seven actors, this ancient comic genre keeps its joyous ambiance but takes on new form and meaning, underscoring the possibilities of once forgotten traditions becoming rich, robust, and lively modern forms of theater.

* Only Part 2 of the play is being performed
* Performance is approximately 5 1/2 hours long and is in Farsi.
* There will be a 15 and a 30 minute intermission. Concessions will be available for purchase during intermission.
* Iranian Studies is covering the cost of parking for Tarabnameh attendees at De Anza’s VPAC theater! Please visit the Will Call office at the theater after you park to get a pass for your car. If you do not get a pass from Will Call or do not purchase a pass from De Anza, you might get a parking ticket and Iranian Studies cannot be held responsible for this.
* Tickets will not be available in person! Online sales will remain open up to one hour after the performance has begun.



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