Suddenly Slaughter

(Work in Progress showing May 4th 2018 at 7pm, at The Dance Centre Faris theatre. As part of The Dance Centre's 2018 Dance Lab)

This project is a performance inspired by the play, Suddenly, This God Lover Died in the Love of God, This God Slain Died by the Sword of God.

Suddenly… is a prominent Iranian play written by Abbas Nalbandian in 1971 (Translated by Aryo Khakpour). It has only been performed once due to its challenging form and controversial spirit. The play is about a group of people living in a poor part of Tehran in a communal house. A new tenant who seems to have a chest full of money arrives and becomes the object of the neighbours' curiosity, envy, and hatred.

This is a showing that concludes the first research phase of this project.

Translated by Aryo Khakpour

Creators Arash and Aryo Khakpour

In collaboration with:

Performers: Ashley Aron, Elissa Hanson, Billy Marchenski, Victor Mariano, Zahra Shahab.

Lighting/projection Designer: Parjad Sharifi

Costume Designer: Elika Mojtabaei

Musician and Sound Designer: Roxanne Nesbitt

Translation Dramaturg: DD Kugler


We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.



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