Guest of a Few Days / by R. Sheth

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December 4, 2004

Written by Mohsen Yalfani
Translated from Farsi by Ahmad Houshmand
Directed by Stuart Carden

Featuring: Vincent Mahler, Bettina Rousos, and Madrid St. Angelo

Political idealism, personal desire, and economic pragmatism all wrestle in Mohsen Yalfani’s Guest of a Few Days. Two friends, separated by divergent paths, and the woman who binds them reunite in post-revolutionary Iran. A love triangle ensues amidst painful truths and political fallout, as dreams are rekindled and ridiculed.

Performed as part of Saving Face Festival. The Saving Face Theatre Council of Chicago is a collaborative network comprised of not-for-profit theatre companies presenting diverse Asian-American experiences through the mediums of theatre and performance. Founding members include: dueEast Theatre, Mango Tribe, Pintig Cultural Group, Rasaka Theatre Company, Silk Road Theatre Project (now Silk Road Rising), Stir-Friday Night!, and Tea Company.

Sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs

Performed in Studio Theatre, Chicago Cultural Center