by Anton Chekhov

Amir Reza Koohestani & Mehr Theatre Group | Iran

Ivanov is exhausted. His wife Anna, who defied her Jewish family five years ago out of love for him, is dying, but he no longer loves her. He is no longer interested in his former projects and plans. With large headphones covering his ears Ivanov withdraws from the world and listens to English language courses just in case he ever wishes to emigrate.

With his excellent ensemble of actors and almost cinematic images, Koohestani accomplishes a powerful atmospherically intense translation of the classic play as a story of our age. In 2009, the Iranian youth started a series of protests following the presidential election. What happened to the ‘Green Wave’? After the celebrated premiere in Teheran, a young Iranian actress posted on her Facebook profile: “We are all Ivanov.”

More information on Amir Reza Koohstani and Mehr Theatre Group at www.mehrtheatregroup.com

Text: Amir Reza Koohestani nach der englischen Bearbeitung von David Hare | Regie: Amir Reza Koohestani | Assistenz Regie:Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh, Roxna Bahram | Bühne: Amir Hossein Ghodsi, Amir Reza Koohestani | Musik: Hooshyar Khayam |Sound: Kave Abedin | Kostüme: Negar Nemati | Video / Technik: Hessam Nourani | Inspizienz: Mohammadhossein Nafariazad |Übersetzung persisch – deutsch: Kourosh Betsarkis, Angela Tschorsnig | Übertitel: Negar Nobakht Foghani |mit: Vahid Aghapour,Ali Bagheri, Reza Behboodi, Saeid Changizian, Fatemeh Fakhraee, Negar Javaherian, Fariba Kamram, Hassan Madjooni, Mahin Sadri

Eine Produktion von Mehr Theatre Group in Teheran, Iranshahr Hall, October – November 2011; Management: Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh; Compagnie & Tour Management: Pierre Reis; David Hare is represented by the MCR Agency in French speaking countries with the authorization of Casarotto, Ramsay Ltd.

In Kooperation mit dem Zürcher Theater Spektakel. Der Künstler-Schwerpunkt wird unterstützt durch die Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung und Südkulturfonds