Written and directed by Jafar Mahyari, the joint drama by Compagnie-la-Reveuse and Zendegi Theater Company was performed to an international audience at the University of Lyon – almost after a month of rehearsals. The cast of the student project includes French and Iranian actors. The play, which is sponsored by the Molavi Theater Center of Tehran University and the University of Lyon, went on stage for Iranian and French audiences for a period of four days.
The drama focuses on a rift between a French couple. They are business partners who refuse to work together to resolve some issue and for this they are sent to jail. It will also go on stage in Tehran later this year.
The storyline is a combination of drama and action. Razieh Alipour, Sahar Ghaderi Moghaddam, and Arash Msoudi are the Iranian cast members. There are also four French cast members - Andres Cortes, Claire Varichon, Lilia Melle, Camila Espinosa, and Leila Reveret. The production crew include Julie Deblis (action designer), Azam Shokoufehpour (assistant director), and Farshad Nedayi (international affairs coordinator). Players and musician players inlcude Alice Cratet and Mohammad Rahmani.
The Zendegi Theater Company has had joint productions with theatrical firms from Canada, Germany and France. Directed by Jafar Mahyari, their last work was More Than Words. The play went on stage last year in Tehran and the southwestern French city of St Antin.