By Mark Perry
A state in revolution
A dream of 3 dresses
16 year-old Mona is checking out the which means of love.
Shiraz, Iran. 1982. Fanaticism runs rampant within the streets, and Mona, as a Bahá’í – a member of Iran’s biggest non secular minority – is the fanatic’s best objective. One evening, she has a major dream. it's a dream of 3 attire, every one representing a distinct course her lifestyles may perhaps take. In her dream and in her waking lifestyles, Mona makes her selection – a decision that may lead her immediately into danger’s direction. in line with a real account, this full-length drama increases basic and not easy questions about lifestyles, religion and sacrifice for all to consider.
The play is via over forty pages of historic notes at the lifetime of Mona Mahmudnizhad, her kin and her group. those notes include info of Mona's existence shared by way of her past due mom that experience now not but been released in English. the supply of such wealthy, new fabric brought on this significant rewrite of the unique play released in 2002.
EXCERPT: "MONA: i need to work out this international replaced, mother. i would like freedom and love and chance and pleasure and lightweight for all of the humans of the area. and that i wish the kids and the formative years to take the lead. in the event that they rose up and overcame the limitations that experience separated us, in the event that they discovered to satisfy hatred with love, they can develop into a brand new race of guys that the area has been expecting, demise for! the realm wishes them, desperately, and that i think by some means, if i'm powerful sufficient to take this course sooner than me, it is going to aid them on their direction. And they’ll swap this earth into heaven. That’s what i would like relatively. That’s my dream, mother. And for that dream, I want I had one thousand lives to give."
CAST: five lady; five male (minimum)
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