THE
COLOR OF
DESIRE

"The color of desire" is a paper puppet show based on “Haj Barikalla”, a story written by the Iranian author, Mihan Bahrami (1947-2017). Here we want to take you back to 150 years ago, to an old house in Tehran, with puppets that come out of an old chest and a woman who narrates a story of her adolescence days among other women in that house.
The story circles around a Ta'zieh (a traditional Iranian religious drama) singer, so we have a lot of Iranian traditional music in the show.

Summary

The story is about a girl who lives in one of the Qajar princes' houses, who has three wives and each has her own desire. She observes them speaking ardently about a man, "Haj Barikalla", who is a great and celebrated Ta'zieh singer.
Khan (the husband) has forbidden the women to go and watch Ta'zieh but the tragedy happens when Khan finally allows them to go.

Previous shows

18th Puppet Theatre Festival: Tehran-Mobarak, 2021

Credits

puppeteers: Marziye Sarmashghi, Sadeq Sadeqi poor
director: Fahimeh Abedini
author: Mihan Bahrami
puppet designer: Raf’at Hashemi-Sisakht
scenery: Raf’at Hashemi-Sisakht, Sadeq Sadeqi poor, Babak Javanmard
mix and mastering: Sadeq Sadeqi poor
graphic designer: Ziya Nouri
voices:
Amir-Hossein Ensafi, Abed Atashani, Mohamad-Reza Maleki, Milad Ramezani, Maryam Ashuri, Marzieh Sramashghi, Hengameh Sazesh, Melahat Akhlaghi, Sadeq Sadeqi poor, Fahime Abedini

More info

duration: 30 mins
audience suitability: adults
venue: black-box
stage size: min 5m [wide] x 4m [depth] x 4m [height]
touring members: 4

Booking

MaaHee Group

Press

tehranmobarak.theater.ir
-- "A note about "The color of desire"" | by Mohammad A'lami
Theater.ir
-- "Interview with Fahime Abedini"
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