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February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm$25 – $50
From the mystic East comes an epic tale befitting Romeo and Juliet, a tale of love that grows despite the divisions of beliefs. Based on the 12th century story by Attar of Nishapur, Tarsa is a dance drama accompanied by traditional Persian music played live and expertly narrated by award winning Iranian actor and director Sadegh Hatefi.
The story is as follows: San’an, a celebrated sheikh, spends 50 years of his life studying God, eventually acquiring a following of 500 disciples, fell in love with a Christian maiden of great beauty, Tarsa. San’an abandons all he has to follow this girl and journeys to Rome in search of Tarsa. When his disciples hear about this, they pray to God that Shaikh San’an would return to the right path.
- Sadegh Hatefi (Iranian actor and director) as messenger, narrator
- Farima Berenji as Tarsa
- Ali Aminipour (Iranian actor and film director) as Sheikh San’an
- Dances by the Simorgh Dance Collective
- Music by Homeyra Banejad and Ensemble
Dialogue will be in Farsi with English subtitles.