The prize for wholesome artistic impression

52nd PIF, Zagreb

The prize for alive and direct music interpretation

52nd PIF, Zagreb

The prize for collective, creative and matching effort

17th Tehran-Mobarak

The prize for puppet and scenery design

'Art is alive' virtual festival

SIMIN AND FARZAN

"Simin and Farzan" is a paper puppet show based on Alexander Pushkin’s “Ruslan & Lyudmila”, but here we tell this story in an Iranian context. Puppets and Scenery are inspired from Iranian illustrated lithographed books of Qajar era (1789-1906). Two storyteller-puppeteers and two musicians who play iranian traditional music, perform the show.

Summary

The story begins with a wedding ceremony. Simin and Farzan are about to marry. There are two other rival-suiters too who are in love with Simin and wish to marry her. Suddenly an unexpected thing happens and Simin is gone. So Farzan and the two other rivals start a journey to find her.

awards

The prize for collective, creative and matching effort
-- (17th International Puppet Festival: Tehran-Mobarak - 2018)
The prize for wholesome artistic impression
-- (52nd PIF, Zagreb, Croatia - 2019)
The prize for alive and direct music interpretation
-- (52nd PIF, Zagreb, Croatia - 2019)
The prize for best puppet and scenery design
-- (1st 'Art is Alive' Virtual Festival , Tehran - 2021)

performed at

17th International Puppet Festival: Tehran-Mobarak, August 2018
City Theatre Complex, Qashqayi Hall, Tehran, 2019 (April 7 - May 3)
Radi HomeTheatre, Rasht, 2019 (June 11 - 14)
52nd PIF, Zagreb, Croatia, September 2019
World Children's Day: ECO Cultural Institute (ECI), Tehran, 2019
3rd MEDITERANEO, Zadar, Croatia, June/July 2021

credits

puppeteers: Fahimeh Abedini, Sadeq Sadeqi poor
director, author: Fahimeh Abedini
puppet designers: Raf’at Hashemi-Sisakht, Marziye Sarmashghi
scenery: Raf’at Hashemi-Sisakht, Sadeq Sadeqi poor
lighting: Sadeq Sadeqi poor
Musicians: Arash Lotfi (Tar), Mana Javadi (Tombak and Percussion)
Costume: Elahe Mirzaee, Hanieh Zahmatkesh
Graphic designers: Raf’at Hashemi-Sisakht, Marziye Sarmashghi

info

duration: 40 minutes
audience suitability: family
more info & booking: Nowrouze Honar Theatre Agency / Raha Rajabi

press

kritikaz.com/
-- "At the same time far and close" by Olga Vujović

tiwall.com/
-- Interview with Fahime Abedini | by Parand Mohammadi

theater.ir/
ilna.news/
teater.ir/
Simin and Farzan - poster