TEHRAN. (Iranart) - Ali Shams says his new play The Mediterranean will soon begin its European tour.
Speaking to Honaronline, he said the play will go on stage by Bahar Katouzi, Maral Farjad and Parisa Nazari.
The director says he seeks to highlight the catastrophic consequences of war and the suffering of the people through the show. This includes the victory of far-right groups in European elections, the refugee and migrant crisis after the Arab Spring, and many other issues that have become a serious concern for Europeans.
He says he was asked to stage the play and his European tour will soon begin.
He went in to explain: The play is about the migrant crisis. The main focus is on those who lost their lives trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. The sea has become a graveyard for refugees. Of 18 refugees one drowns almost every day trying to reach Europe from the Middle East and Africa.
The writer and director added: The play is in the English language. We will begin the tour on October 15 from Italy. We will then go to Budapest, Sweden and German for further performances.
In conclusion, Shams said the play won’t go on stage in Iran.