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

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 by Iranian illustrated lithographed books of the 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

Previous shows

17th International Puppet Theatre 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

More info

duration: 40 mins
audience suitability: family
venue: black-box
stage size: min 7m [wide] x 6m [depth] x 5m [height]
touring members: 7

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
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