TEHRAN.(Iranart) – Seven plays by Iranian troupes will be competing in the HIGH FEST International Performing Arts Festival, which will be held in Yerevan, Armenia from September 5 to October 5.
Director Vahid Khosravi’s group will perform “My Dolls” and director Reza Rafinasab will stage “Dey 5, Tir 12, Esfand 26”, Albert Beigjani, a member of the festival’s selecting board.
Beigjani will direct “Marshmallows” based on Shel Silverstein’s children’s story “Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back”.
Oynar, a troupe led by director Mehdi Salehyar from the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz, is scheduled to perform “Sugalin”.
“October 17” will be directed by Sarvenaz Nankoli and “Haurvatat” about global peace will be staged by Meisam Sadra and Ali Hamidian.
“Parrot and the Merchant”, a story from Molana Jalal ad-Din Rumi’s Masnavi-ye Manavi, has also been picked to be staged by director Heidar Rezai.
Beigjani said that the festival also plans to pay tribute to Iranian-Armenian actor Levon Haftvan who died of a heart attack in March. A number of his films will be screened and an exhibition of his film’s stills will be organized.
Troupes coming from 17 countries, including Switzerland, Russia, Germany and Spain, will be giving 35 performances during the festival.