Fairytale Players Present

21 Days That Change the Year

by Torange Yeghiazarian

Have you prepared your Haft-seen?

21 Days That Change the Year

Celebrate Nowruz, the ancient Iranian rite of spring with Golden Thread Fairytale Players latest offering. A fun-filled and adventurous performance that is sure to both entertain and educate the entire family!

March 15, 2014 - November 15, 2014

Various Bay Area schools & libraries

Written by Torange Yeghiazarian

Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian

Featuring Majd Murad, Mohammad Talani

Design Team: Mokhtar Paki (puppets & props)

Dance choreography by Lisa Tateosian

This production runs approximately 30-minutes followed by 20-min Q & A session

Appropriate for families and children, ages 5-15

This delightful performance frames an ancient tale from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh within contemporary adventures of Dara & Sara, a sister and brother eagerly awaiting the coming of Nowruz. Guided by their sweet but somewhat hard-of-hearing granny, Dara & Sara learn about spring cleaning, setting a traditional Haft-seen table, the fun rituals of Charshanbeh-suri, and the Sizdeh-bedar picnic which concludes the rite of spring ceremonies.

This enriching and humorous presentation includes music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and audience participation. Fusing history and literature with contemporary arts, 21 Days That Change the Year offers a multi-cultural event providing children and their families with the richness of Iranian arts and culture.


“Golden Thread Fairytale Players performance was an extremely fun and engaging way to teach young children about a different culture. It was especially impactful on my students, since one of them was leaving for Afghanistan the following day and was not aware of her family traditions.” -McGill School, Redwood City

“The Golden Thread Fairytale Players program was excellent. The students enjoyed the ingenious way the actors changed their parts. The kids went around mimicking the actors for days, especially the older woman.” -Hawes School, Redwood City

Cast & Crew

Majd Murad


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Lisa Tateosian

Dance Choreography

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Torange Yeghiazarian


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Mohammad Talani


Mokhtar Paki

Puppet/HaftSeen Designer

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Audiences love the show!

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