By Kathleen Cahill
February 2 - February 27, 2011
Director: Alexandra Harbold
Company: Nell Gwynn, Deena Marie Manzanares, Shane Mozaffari, Joshua Thoemke
SLAC proudly presents the World Premiere of The Persian Quarter by Kathleen Cahill (playwright of last season’s Charm.)
“…both a story told on a Persian carpet, and a piece of political history.”
In Kathleen Cahill’s THE PERSIAN QUARTER, a diplomatic crisis and a chance encounter trigger revelations of a shared past. The play unfolds on the final day of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980 Tehran with Anne, an American hostage and Shirin, an Iranian revolutionary student who is one of her captors. Thirty years later in New York City, their daughters, Emily and Azadeh, meet accidentally in an empty classroom at Columbia University during the visit of Iranian President Ahmadinejad.