text Amir Reza Koohestani & Mahin Sadri
direction, stage, costumes, light design Amir Reza Koohestani
production manager & director’s assistant Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh

sound creation Ankido Darash
video & technical direction Hessam Nourani

with Baran Kosari, Mohammadhassan Madjooni, Attila Pessyani, Mahin Sadri

show in persian with surtitles
surtitles technician Negar Nobakht Foghani
running time 1h20 (no interval)

production Mehr Theatre Group
coproduction Wiener Festwochen, Theaterformen, Holland Festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts
Creation in Tehran, November 2007
with the support of the Dramatic Arts Centre (Tehran)
company & tour manager Pierre Reis

 


SYNOPSIS

Quartet: A Journey North, is based on the real story of two Iranian murderers: a customs official who massacred several members of his family, and a well-off teenager who took her fiancé’s life. With their backs to the centre of the stage, four actors directly address the audience seated around the stage, offering four interwoven accounts from the two murderers and two relatives of the victims. A television screen above each actor allows the other actors’ faces to be seen: with movement passing from the world to the stage, and then to the screen. A documentary stage installation that takes us deep into the motivations of the human mind.