“Golf” scoops up awards at Resistance Theater Festival

TEHRAN, May 23 (MNA) -- The play on the Masjed-Soleiman bombing “The Golf” collected several prizes at Iran’s 12th Resistance Theater Festival.

The play is about the bombardment of Masjed-Soleiman during the Sacred Defense (1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war) during which people took refuge on a golf course.


The winners were announced during the closing ceremony which was held at the newly-established Persian Gulf hall in Khorramshahr on Friday.


The Deputy Culture Minister for Artistic Affairs Mohammad-Hossein Imani-Khoshkhu, the director of the Center for Dramatic Arts Hossein Parsaii and several artists attended the ceremony.


“The festival, originally regional and then national, will be held internationally in the near future and I am happy to see several creative artists participating here,” he mentioned.


He expressed his happiness that the theater festivals are held outside Tehran and the decentralization is taking place in art festivals.


Veteran actor Ali Nasirian also made a speech as the representative of the members of jury of the event.


Great concepts, such as resistance as well as innocence and honesty, are celebrated in such a gala which is dedicated to a specific subject, namely the Sacred Defense, he said.


“Although the performances are professional, unfortunately we do not have good scripts. Our younger playwrights should try to convey truth via their work and they should do adequate research on the subjects,” he said.


Following is a list of winners:


Best stage designer: Ali Albo-Ebadi (“The Apple Tree is not Guilty”)


Music composer: Mehrangiz Qalavand (“The Golf”)


Best junior actress: Sudeh Heidari (“Deerlets do not Cry”) 


Best actress: Badrosadat Baranjani (“Tear and Fire”) and Nasibeh Afra (“The Golf”) shared the prize.


Best actor: Morteza Shah Karam (“Hallucination, Kingdom and Silence”) and Alireza Mehran (“Domino”) shared the prize.


Best director: Farhad Nejadfarhani (“Hallucination, Kingdom and Silence”)


No best playwright was chosen for the festival but Ne’mat Zamanpur (“The Golf”) was honored during the ceremony.


Three plays namely Nejadfarhani’s “Hallucination, Kingdom and Silence,” Ne’mat Zamanpur’s “The Golf” and Saeid Albo-Ebadi’s “The Apple Tree is not Guilty” were announced as the selected plays.


“The Golf” will be performed in the next edition of the Fajr Theater Festival in case its quality can be improved.


The festival is held annually on May 24 to celebrate the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr during Iran-Iraq war.


This edition of the festival was held from May 18 to May 22.





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