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6/13/2011
Prague Festival Praises Puppet Show about Persian Mystic

World Festival of Puppet Art
Tehran, June 12, 2011: A puppet show on the Persian mystic Mansur Al-Hallaj (c. 858–922) won two awards at the World Festival of Puppet Art Prague that was held from May 30 to June 5.

Directed by Zohreh Behruzinia, “Today, Tomorrow, and the Day After Tomorrow” won the Award for the Best Original Performance and its puppeteer Hoda Naseh received the Award for the Best Actor of the festival.

The show was also nominated for the Award for the Best Artistic Creation, the Award for the Best Director, the Award for the Best Performance on World Puppet Festival Prague 2011, and the Award for the Best Scenery and Puppet Design, MNA reported.

The puppet is the life story of the Persian mystic, revolutionary writer, and pious teacher of Sufism Mansur Al-Hallaj from his wife+s viewpoint. He is mostly famous for his poetry and for his execution by order of the Abbasid Caliph Al-Muqtadir after a long, drawn-out investigation.

The play+s author Nima Dehqani mentioned in a note that the story is not an excerpt from Hallaj+s life but the playwright tries to present a new look at his family life as a luminary and to portray his wife+s loneliness.

The Iranian stage artist Behruz Gharibpur presided over the jury of the festival which included the theater critic Jiri kri? (Czech) and stage director, puppeteer and actor Robert waltl (Slovenia).

The play went on stage at the previous edition of the Mobarak International Puppet Theater Festival in Tehran however the show will not go on stage for the public until after about one year.
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