(Persia digest)- The play entitled ‘Nassim’ in Persian, or ‘Breeze’ in English, written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpur, has been proposed by critics of the British theater to be showcased at the EIFF.
According to Mehr News Agency, the Telegraph theater critic Dominic Cavendish, has recommended theater enthusiasts and audiences, especially the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 audience, to watch seven plays this year. The list includes the above play by Nassim Soleimanpur, to which he has given five stars out of four and called it a powerful play to reflect on.
Dominic Cavendish believes that ‘Nassim’ does not need to be practiced and directed; he says the piece has an all-encompassing subject which can be directed from anywhere. Soleimanpur explains that ‘Nassim’ takes shape with no practice or preparation and the player opens sealed envelopes on stage for the first time and begins to read them. Soleimanpur is also the author of ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ which was staged in different countries and languages. ‘Nassim’ will go on stage in Edinburg on 27 August 2017.
Nasim Soleimanpur is now well known around the world for the creative performances of his own works. ‘White Rabbit, Red Rabbit’ was performed at the New York Brick Theater for the first time in 2011. It was shown at the same time at the Fringe and in Toronto. Following the good welcome and awards it received, it went on stage in over 15 countries and 20 cities in seven languages. He has tried to write the text so that it includes half allegories and half interaction with the audience, without the need for a director and stage designer.