a Puppet Theater Performance
Written and Performed by Neda Izadi
Saturday, March 7, 2020 – 7:30pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 – 2:00pm (discussion with creator to follow)
Nafe Katter Theatre
University of Connecticut
802 Bolton Road
Storrs, CT 06269
Free and open to the public
Join us for two performances of a powerful work of puppet theater about Sahar, a woman confronted with an impossible choice after she is both violently attacked and then unjustly persecuted. Sahar’s story is woven together with an allegorical tale, taken from Persian mythology, of Anahita, goddess of rain and childbirth, who is disfigured by the jealous god of fire. Featuring beautifully crafted puppets and dramatic staging, this performance grapples with issues of sexual violence, women’s human rights, and resilience.
Please note, this production includes depictions of violence and is intended for mature audiences.