Iran’s “Hear­ing” awarded at Ser­bian fes­ti­val

Tehran Times - - ART & CULTURE -

TEHRAN — “Hear­ing”, the ac­claimed play from the Mehr The­ater Group, has re­ceived the Jo­van Cir­ilov Spe­cial Award at the 51st Bel­grade In­ter­na­tional The­ater Fes­ti­val – Bitef in Ser­bia, the Ira­nian troupe led by direc­tor Amir-Reza Kuh­es­tani an­nounced on Tues­day.

Maria Shevtsova from Eng­land, Mar­gareta Soren­son from Swe­den, Ivana Sa­jko from Croa­tia, and Drasko Adzic and Igor Koruga, both from Ser­bia, were the mem­bers of the jury of the fes­ti­val, which was held from Septem­ber 22 to 30.

The Bitef was co-founded by the­ater ex­pert Jo­van Cir­ilov and direc­tor Mira Trailovic in 1967.

“Hear­ing” is about an older stu­dent of a girls’ board­ing school who con­ducts a suc­ces­sive hear­ing of younger ones, one of whom claims to have heard a male voice from an­other stu­dent’s room.

El­ham Korda, Mahin Sadri, Mona Ah­madi and Ay­naz Azarhush were the main mem­bers of the cast for the play.

They have pre­vi­ously per­formed the play in Italy, France, Ger­many and sev­eral other coun­tries.

Ai­naz Azarhush (L) and Mona Ah­madi act in a scene from “Hear­ing”. (Bitef/Pierre Bo­rasci)

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