TEHRAN.(Iranart) - T he award-winning Iranian play ‘Tapancheh Khanoum’ (literally meaning ‘Lady Pistol’) directed by theater director Shahbedin Hoseinpur will be restaged at Paliz Theater in Tehran from September 19. After performances at City Theater and Iranshahr Theater Hall last year, the play will be performed this year at the new venue with a different cast, ISNA reported.
Written by Mohammad-Amir Yar-Ahmadi, the story goes back to the 1960s and 70s in Iran and is based on a powerful woman Akhtar-ol-Saltaneh who tries to improve the culture of her city. By implementing a series of harsh measures she wants to civilize the people by force, literally with guns.
She keeps a collection of pistols, but according to the new state law, carrying and keeping firearms is prohibited. Her insistence on holding on to her pistols leads to her downfall.
The play was selected as the best performance at the 34th Fajr International Theater Festival and also received awards for the best director, actress and costume design.
For the new staging of the play, actress Maral Farjad, 35, has replaced Fariba Motekhases, 56, in the lead role.