• Directed by Alireza Koushk Jalali, new play Incendies (Scorched) has hit Tehran City Theater's Ghashghaei Hall until 9 August. Written by Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad in 2003, the play follows the journey of twins Jeanne and Simon, as they travel to their mother’s native country in the Middle East after her death to uncover her hidden past amidst a bloody civil war. Kushk-Jalali has renamed the play The Singing Lady that refers to a part of the story. Sima Tirandaz, Farnaz Rahnama, Sam Kabudvand and Mohammad Sediqi are the main members of the cast for the play. The play was adapted for screen by Canadian director Denis Villeneuve. The film was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

  • TEHRAN – The Cologne-based Iranian director and playwright Alireza Kushk-Jalali plans to stage Lebanese-Canadian writer Wajdi Mouawad’s play “Incendies” (Scorched) at the Qashqai Hall of Tehran’s City Theater Complex on June 30.