Play: Autumn Dance

Friday, August 4, 2017

7:30 pm

Bing Concert Hall Studio Map

Sponsored by:
Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies and the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts

Autumn Dance, written and directed by Shabnam Tolouei, follows three tormented Iranian women experiencing exile, even while living in their own country. Bita, a journalist, and Mojdeh, a prostitute, are both imprisoned in Iran’s infamous Evin prison. The third, Yekta, lives in exile in Paris.  The simple elegance of the play allows the audience to be transported from Tehran to Paris, to uncover the connection between these three women. 

All three roles are played by Shabnam Tolouei, an award-winning actress, playwright and director. Born in Tehran, Iran she was forced into exile and currently lives and works in France.

Playwright, Director and Actress: Shabnam Tolouei


August 4 at 7:30 PM

August 5 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM

August 6 at 6:00 PM

**Play is performed in Persian but will have English subtitles visible to half of the audience (arrive early for seating with views of the subtitles)

**95 minutes (no intermission)

**Not appropriate for audiences under 16

Set, Costume and Sound Designer: Shabnam Tolouei

Sound and Light: Ala Mohseni

Director's Assistant: Andisheh Jahanbin

Stage and Performance Assistant: Maral Mokhtari 

Photo Credit: Maryam Ashrafi

Friday, August 4, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bing Concert Hall Studio Map


$30 per ticket general admission

$15 per ticket for Stanford students, faculty, and staff (2 per person)


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