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