List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2008-01-01

    Play by Mehrdad Seyf - Plastic

    Europe - UK Tuesday - January 1, 2008     01:22 AM

    Plastic
    Play by Mehrdad Seyf - Introduction
    1-23 August 2008
    Pleasance UnderGrand, Edinbrugh

    Plastic is the experience of a new world of dark comedy and striking images; sex change, botox, pickle and jam.

    Organisation
    Created by 30 Bird Productions, in association with The Pleasance and the Iran Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with Virgule Performing Arts, Tehran

    Supported by
    Escalator East to Edinburgh

    Introduction
    You're a man and you want to become a woman? The Islamic Republic of Iran can help.

    Plastic tells the story of a man who wants to become a woman. It explores the creation of gender identity and how the law supports desire, in a dynamic and stylish piece of contemporary theatre. The audience are invited to experience a new world through the performance of a skilled and tightly choreographed company, innovative film and sound, and a team of architectural and theatre design specialists.

    Mehrdad Seyf brings an anarchic surrealist humour to these private and political moments where religion, identity, love, sex and gender roles culminate in a world shaped by plastic surgery, mediated images and the drive to be a domestic goddess.

    Presented in the subterranean arches of the Pleasance UnderGrand, Plastic is a unique blend of visual, humour and song, presented to the Fringe for the first time.

    'A gorgeous-looking piece of serious fun' (The Persian Revolution, The Herald)

    Booking information
    In person:
    Pleasance Courtyard, 60 The Pleasance
    Or:
    Pleasance Dome Box Office, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL
    By telephone: 0131 556 6550
    Online: www.pleasance.co.uk/edinburgh

    Admission
    £9.50 (£8.00 concessions)

    Dates and Times
    16:30 & 18:30: August 1, 4, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24
    20:00 & 21:30: August 2, 5, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22
    13:00 & 14:30: August 3, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23

    The production is suitable for 13+ years.

    Credits
    Cast
    Ali Amadi
    Yasmin Bodalbhai
    Gemma Donohue
    Sara Reyhani

    Written and Directed by - Mehrdad Seyf
    Produced by - Claire Hicks
    Costume Designer - Leslie Travers
    Spatial Designer - Torange Khonsari (Public Works)
    Lighting Designer - Guy Kornetzki (Elektra Lighting Ltd)
    Video Artist - Meika Dresenkamp
    Composers - Sam Britton and Will Worsley
    Co-Choreographer - Gemma Donohue
    Assistant Producer - Helen Heywood
    Production Manager - David Harraway
    Production Intern - Koen Deveux
    Stage Manager - James Theobold
    Graphic Designer - Liam Relph
    Publicity and PR - Wendy Niblock

    Enquiries
    30 Bird Productions, 17 Emery Street, Cambridge, CB1 2AX
    T+ 44 (01) 1223 722112, info@30birdproductions.org

    Join Us For New Year Day Hike

    Bay Area - East Bay Tuesday - January 1, 2008     09:30 AM

    Dear Friends & Team Members:

    Thank you for your continuous support. Join us for our first hike of 2008 start your new year resolution and burn-off all of your holiday fat!!! Our next hike will be on New Years Day, Tuesday, Jan 01, 2008 at 9:30 am sharp. We will be hiking at Coyote Hills Park , Fremont,CA.

    This is an easy hike about 5.1 mile loop across a marsh, then up and down grassy hills above the bay. Everyone is welcome children, and families. We will meet at front of the visitor Center in the Parking Lot (Look for Bay Area Persian Social Club & Recreation ™ Poster).

    Direction to Coyote Hills
    8000 Patterson Ranch Road
    Fremont, CA 94555


    We will go to Afghan Restaurant for delicious Afghani food for those who wish to join us. Please RSVP with bayareapersiansocialclub@gmail.com , so that we know how many people to be expecting.
    (Please note if it is raining the hike will be automatically be canceled)

    Happy New Year & Hope to See you All!!!
    Bay Area Persian Social Club & Recreation ™
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