Fairytale Players Present
by Torange Yeghiazarian
In this performances, we will follow Nasrudin’s adventures as he takes a round about path to his final destination through Konya, Bukhara, Damascus, and Isfahan! His travels feature ancient carvansari and bazars on the ancient Silk Road.
Will Nasrudin and his faithful donkey ever make it to Samarkand, the center of arts and crafts on the ancient Silk Road? There is only one way to find out!
February 17, 2011 - February 17, 2013
Bay Area Schools & Libraries
Written by Torange Yeghiazarian
Directed by Torange Yeghiazarian
Featuring Aylin Guvenc, Mahsa Matin
Adapted from folks tales centered around the wise fool renowned in Central Asia, Turkey and Iran - Mulla Nasrudin or Nasrudin Hoja - Nasrudin’s Magnificent Journey to Samarkand is a colorful and dynamic performance with dance and music. Nasrudin’s clever wisdom and propensity for exposing hypocracy, frequently gets him into trouble.
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin by Idrsi Shah
Disturber of Peace by Leonid Solovyov
The Hungry Coat by Demi
Torange Yeghiazarian is an Iranian-born theatre artist of Armenian heritage. She writes, directs and performs for theatre. Among her writing and directing credits are AGABA, Publicly Resting, Call Me Mehdi, Behind Glass Windows, Dawn at Midnight, Operation No Penetration, Lysistrata 97! and Waves. Torange received her Master’s degree in Theatre Arts from San Francisco State University where she collaborated with The San Francisco Mime Troupe in creating the melodrama Torch! Her plays reflect the perspective of the culturally displaced in tackling today’s world of contradictory realities and values. As a teaching artist, Torange has taught playwriting to at-risk youth as part of the Each One Reach One program, incorporated theatre into social studies in Richmond’s Washington Elementary School as part of East Bay Center for Performing Arts’ Learning Without Borders program, and lead acting and play development workshops for Golden Thread Productions. She is the Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, where she has devoted her professional life to exploring Middle Eastern cultures and identities through theatre arts.