Directed by Amir-Reza Kuhestani the Iranian play ‘Hearing’ has been scheduled to go on stage in the Japanese city of Kyoto during October.
The play will be performed at the Kyoto Prefectural Citizens’ Hall ALTI on October 24 and 25, 2019.
Elham Korda, Mahin Sadri, Mona Ahmadi and Aynaz Azarhush were the members of the cast for the play.
‘Hearing’ takes place in a girls’ dormitory, which is likened to an unattainable castle wherein men are prohibited to enter. Until one day, a girl reports that she had heard a man in one of the rooms. This is the starting point of the performance.
Koohestani names Abbas Kiarostami’s 'Homework' as his primary inspiration for writing ‘Hearing’, saying “in this play, I want to find a connection between our fate today and that childhood and adolescence which we lived during the war and after that. Though the difference is that unlike Kiarostami’s film, I want to pursue female roles.”