World Premiere

Behind Glass Windows

by Torange Yeghiazarian

How Far Will You Go For Love?

Behind Glass Windows

Everyone thought the strangest thing Behrooz had ever done was to fall in love with a mannequin. But that was just the beginning! Adapted from The Doll Behind the Curtain by Sadegh Hedayat, Behind Glass Windows is a shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality.

The overpowering presence of self-inflicted exile dominates Hedayat’s writing. The protagonist in The Doll Behind the Curtain, much like Hedayat himself feels isolated from his society. The protagonist reacts by creating an alternative reality. This contemporary stage adaptation focuses on the illusory nature of love and relationships from the perspective of second generation Iranians growing up with dual traditions. Divided between the culture of their society and that of their home, they yearn for the comfort of the familiar while seeking the excitement of the new. Within this context, the play explores the true meaning of love, freedom, and independence.

October 16, 1998 - November 9, 1998

Adeline St. Theatre

3201 Adeline St. Berkeley, CA 94703

Written by Torange Yeghiazarian

Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian

Featuring (in order of appearance) Dan Sherman, Linda Ayers, Kiran Patel, Colin A. Grube, Tom Cooper, Momo Casablanca, Esther Feuerstein, Sanaz Mozafarian

Design Team: Jim Anderson (scenic), Harry John Rubeck (lighting), Firoozeh Farah (costume & makeup)

Presented by Darvag Art Foundation

Behrooz, an Iranian young man raised in the United States must now settle down. Will he choose the comforts of tradition or the excitement of the new? Overpowered by the demands surrounding him, Behrooz creates an alternative reality, one in which a man can have a perfectly normal and emotionally satisfying relationship with a mannequin.

Cast & Crew

Sadegh Hedayat

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California Art Council, Zellerbach Family Fund

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