21 Days That Change the Year
presented by Golden Thread Productions
Saturday, March 14, 11:00AM
Berkeley Central Library, 2090 Kittredge Street, Berkeley
Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian, Performed by Majd Murad & Mohammad Talani
This delightful performance frames an ancient tale from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh within contemporary adventures of Dara & Sara, a sister and brother eagerly awaiting the coming of Nowruz. Guided by their sweet but somewhat hard-of-hearing granny, Dara & Sara learn about spring cleaning, setting a traditional Haft-seen table, the fun rituals of Charshanbeh-suri, and the Sizdeh-bedar picnic which concludes the rite of spring ceremonies. This enriching and humorous presentation includes music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and audience participation. Fusing history and literature with contemporary arts, 21 Days That Change the Year offers a multi-cultural event providing children and their families with the richness of Middle Eastern arts and culture.
This production runs approximately 30 minutes followed by 20 minute Q & A session
Appropriate for families and children, ages 5-15