German duologue “Pandora 88” grabs Fajr Grand Prize

TEHRAN, Feb. 21 (MNA) -- The German duologue “Pandora 88”, a critically acclaimed play by Andrew Dawson, won the Grand Prize of the 29th Fajr International Theater Festival.

The winners of the festival in the international and national sections were announced during a ceremony at the Vahdat Hall on Sunday.

“Pandora 88” portrays two men who are trapped in a world inside a small lift and they are forced to live together as best they can –- climbing the walls, the roof and each other.

The winners of the festival’s International Section were announced as follows:

Festival Special Award: Reza Servati for “Wonder of Creatures” (Iran)

Best Director Award: Claudia Sorace for “(A+B)3” (Italy)

Best Playwright Award: Reza Guran for “Clouds behind Throat” (Iran)

Best Actress Award: Elina Reinold for “Antigone” (Estonia)

Best Actor Award: Masud Delkhah for “Routine” (Iran)

Best Music Composer: Antonio Pizzicato for “The Passion of the Trojan Women” (Italy)

Best Stage Designer: Siamak Ehsaii for “Letters to Thebes” (Iran)

At the ceremony, the stage veteran artists Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Farideh Sepah-Mansur, Mahmud Azizi and Yadollah Aqa-Abbasi were honored.

Then, the winners of the National Section of the festival were also announced:

Best Director Award: Hossein Pakdel for “Your Majesty”

Best Playwright Award: Arash Abbasi for “Lobby”

Best Actress Award: Atefeh Razavi for “Your Majesty”

Best Actor Award: Parviz Fallahipur “Lobby”

Best Stage Designer: Arvand Dasht-Aray for “Let’s Swing” and “Señora Carrar’s Rifles”

The 29th Fajr International Theater Festival was held from February 12 to 20 in Tehran.

Photo: Reza Guran hold a prize for best playwright he received for “Clouds Behind Throat” during the closing ceremony of the 29th Fajr International Theater Festival at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on February 20, 2011. (Fars/Hossein Musavifaraz)

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