In modern-day Tehran, you can never predict how life will turn out.
Abbas calls together his wife and daughter and their friends and neighbours for an impromptu feast. Going in the pot are fresh herbs, spices, sweet vegetables and Eliâ€™s motherâ€™s secret ingredient…Â Part thriller, part cookery lesson, this is the story of a family struggling to deal with the challenges of a regime where secrecy and surveillance are an everyday part of life.
Dyer’s play is more than just Â simple passive theatre experience, as the audience join in the celebrations and even help in preparing the meal.
Lynn Gardner reviewing the play for The Guardian said “Dyerâ€™s script offers some surprises and subtleties, throws up some tricky moral questions and explores how the repressions of the state are mirrored by repressions within the family. Survival
always comes at a price.”Â
Read the full review hereÂ Â
DyerÂ was inspired to write The Iranian FeastÂ after visiting Iran just after the â€˜stolen electionâ€™. He would like to thank all those people from and still living in Iran who helped him by reading and discussing drafts of the script.
You can buy the playtext of The Iranian Feast by Kevin Dyer here
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