‘Incident at Vichy’ on Stage in Iranshahr Theater

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The 1964 play ‘Incident at Vichy’ written by American playwright and essayist Arthur Miller (1915-2005), is underway at Tehran’s Iranshahr Theater.

It is translated and directed by veteran theater director Manijeh Mohamedi, 71, who heads the Peyvand theater group which is staging the play.

The play is about a group of men detained during the Vichy regime in France (1940-44). The story takes place in 1942 during World War II. Prisoners await their turn for what is a ‘racial’ inspection by German military officers and Vichy French police. It focuses on the topics of human nature, guilt, fear, and complicity, and examines how the Nazis were able to perpetrate their crimes with so little resistance.

Actor, playwright, theater director and translator Mohammad Eskandari, 70, co-founder of the theater group, is in the cast along with another celebrated thespian Mahvash Afsharpanah, 67, who acts in both films as well as theater.

Source: Tehran Times

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