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The Poets and the Assassin

February 14, 2018 | 7:00pm | University of Southern Maine, Luther Bonney - Talbot Lecture Hall
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‘Refuge’ by Niyaz Azadikhah for Reza Jalali’s play about Iranian women, ‘The Poets and the Assassin’.

This five-act play, The Poets and the Assassin, written by Reza Jalali , offers historic and contemporary insight into the plight of women in Iran, a society shrouded in mystery, challenges our assumption about a land that was once home to the rich Persian civilization. The play portrays the Iranian women’s struggle against religious and cultural tyranny while countering stereotypes about Muslim women. A myth-buster, the play unveils the complex lives of Iranian women caught in the battle of traditionalism and modernity while challenging our assumption about them. Register here