Guest of a Few Days


December 04 - December 04, 2004

A Staged Reading

Written by Mohsen Yalfani
Translated from the original Farsi by Ahmad Houshmand
Directed by Stuart Carden

Featuring: Vincent Mahler, Bettina Rousos, and Madrid St. Angelo

Studio Theatre at the Chicago Cultural Center, 77 E. Randolph St., Chicago, 6:30 pm

Political idealism, personal desire, and economic pragmatism all wrestle in Mohsen Yalfani’s Guest of a Few Days. Two friends, separated by divergent paths, and the woman who binds them, re-unite in post-revolutionary Iran. A love triangle ensues amidst painful truths and political fall-out, as dreams are re-kindled and ridiculed.

Followed by a Q & A session with artistic director Jamil Khoury.

Sponsored by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs as part of the city’s first ever Saving Face Festival. The Saving Face Theatre Council of Chicago is a collaborative network comprised of not-for-profit theatre companies presenting diverse Asian-American experiences through the mediums of theatre and performance. Founding members include: dueEast Theatre, Mango Tribe, Pintig Cultural Group, Rasaka Theatre Company, Silk Road Theatre Project, Stir-Friday Night!, and Tea Company.