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Poster for Aurash: a Persian style bow and arrow surrounded by electric swirls

We're on! Snow is winding down and roads are getting cleared so we are proceeding with our March 4 (Saturday) performance.


An Iranian epic adapted by Bahram Beyza’ie
Translated/adapted by Soheil Parsa and Brian Quirt
Directed by Behnam Alibakhshi.
February 24, 25 and March 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m.
February 25 at 2:00 p.m.
In the Curtain Theater
$15 general admission, $5 students and seniors

Aurash is a retelling of the ancient Persian tale of Aurash the Archer, a foundational Iranian myth. Millennia ago, Aurash was sent by the Shah to fire an arrow from the top of a mountain, thereby ending decades of bloody war between Iran and Aniran and ushering in a glorious era in Persian history. This Persian myth may be new to them, but local audiences will find in it universal themes that translate across cultures and time: That hope, belief, hard work, and persistence matter, and that, in a world short on heroes, even an ordinary person can make a difference.

Tickets are sold through the Fine Arts Center Box Office (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the website). 

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