The Poets and the Assassin, a Play About Women in Iran

The Poets and the Assassin, a Play About Women in Iran

DATE   February 14, 2018   7:00pm - 8:00pm
LOCATION   USM Talbot Lecture Hall
Reza Jalali
Luther Bonney - Talbot Lecture Hall, USM Bedford St Portland, ME 04102

Although women in Iran have historically been in the forefront of national struggle for liberation, democracy, and human rights, and are among the most educated and progressive women in the Middle East region, their stories of courage, resistance, and survival, as well as the strength and character of a century-old women’s movement in Iran, are unknown to most in the West, and remain, with a few exceptions, untold to this day.

This five-act play, The Poet and the Assassin, offers historic and contemporary insight into the situation of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery, by challenging our assumption about a land that was once home to the powerful Persian Empire, and its women.

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