By Mark Perry
A state in revolution
A dream of 3 dresses
16 year-old Mona is checking out the which means of love.
Shiraz, Iran. 1982. Fanaticism runs rampant within the streets, and Mona, as a Bahá’í – a member of Iran’s biggest spiritual minority – is the fanatic’s best aim. One evening, she has a huge dream. it's a dream of 3 clothes, every one representing a special course her lifestyles may perhaps take. In her dream and in her waking existence, Mona makes her selection – a call that would lead her directly into danger’s course. in line with a real account, this full-length drama increases primary and hard questions about existence, religion and sacrifice for all to consider.
The play is through over forty pages of historic notes at the lifetime of Mona Mahmudnizhad, her kinfolk and her group. those notes include information of Mona's lifestyles shared through her overdue mom that experience no longer but been released in English. the supply of such wealthy, new fabric triggered this significant rewrite of the unique play released in 2002.
EXCERPT: "MONA: i would like to work out this international replaced, mother. i need freedom and love and chance and pleasure and lightweight for all of the humans of the realm. and that i wish the youngsters and the adolescence to take the lead. in the event that they rose up and overcame the limitations that experience separated us, in the event that they discovered to fulfill hatred with love, they can turn into a brand new race of fellows that the realm has been expecting, demise for! the realm wishes them, desperately, and that i think someway, if i'm powerful sufficient to take this direction prior to me, it's going to aid them on their course. And they’ll switch this earth into heaven. That’s what i would like particularly. That’s my dream, mother. And for that dream, I want I had 1000 lives to give."
CAST: five lady; five male (minimum)
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