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 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

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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