About this show
Shahr-e Gheseh, written by Bijan Mofid, is perhaps the most popular of all Persian plays; it was written in a traditional rhythmic style that resulted in a musical drama. Although The City of Tales is shown among children’s plays, it is a drama full of satire, for the play is a lament for modern humans who have become alienated from themself and lost their identity. The City of Tales is an allegorical play that emphasizes gaining status in society at the cost of losing one’s inherent characteristics, people’s struggle to prove their identity/personality, and estrangement from the self at the end of this struggle.
Please note that this project is in the development phase, and on April 6, we only have a table reading of the play.
Presentation House Theatre
April 6, 2024 - 7:30 pm