Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group

Amid the Clouds

15 - 18 Mar 201221:00Upper Stage
1h 20min (no intermission)
18 € | Concs 10 €
This play by the talented playwright from Teheran melds on stage the rhythms of the Persian narrative tradition and the harsh realities of life in refugee settlements.
When an Iranian trying to make it to the UK meets a young pregnant woman, the two refugees decide to join forces for the remainder of their journey. Written during Amir Reza Koohestani’s residence at London’s Royal Court Theatre, this play by the talented playwright from Teheran melds on stage the rhythms of the Persian narrative tradition and the harsh realities of life in refugee settlements. The Iranian director stages a singularly sensitive, poetic production set against poetic images of water which indirectly call to mind the English Channel—the final barrier dividing the refugees from their destination.
Text-Direction: Amir Reza Koohestani
Music: Ali Bahrami
Light Design: Farshid Mosadequ
With: Baran Kosari, Hassan Madjooni

Production: Mehr Theatre Group
Co-production: Wiener Festwochen, Kunstenfestivaldesarts

IN PERSIAN WITH GREEK SURTITLES