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Amid the Clouds

Amir Reza Koohestani/Mehr Theatre Group

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  • 11, 12, 13 September
    8pm
  • SOTA Studio Theatre
  • $35

    10% discount for students, NSFs and seniors aged 55 and above

 
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Amid the Clouds

Amir Reza Koohestani/Mehr Theatre Group

Amid the Clouds is a moving tale of lives touched by loss and the forces of history, as two Iranian exiles embark on a perilous journey in search of a new life.

One of Iran’s most admired young playwrights, Amir Reza Koohestani, crafts in Amid the Clouds a poignant exploration of the condition of displacement.

The play follows two asylum seekers forced from their homeland into an unknown world: Imour, a hardened young man wounded by the loss of his family on a journey from Bosnia to Croatia, pressing on with little more than the clothes on his back, and Zina, a pregnant young woman, buoyed by the dream of claiming residency with her unborn child in England.

Together, they form a delicate bond as they travel across the Balkans to England. Harsh reality tests their will and challenges their quest to find out who they are, as they struggle to cross the English Channel to reach the promised land.

This contemporary odyssey highlights lives on the margin, expressing the universal condition of the will to survive. Full of poetic imagery and intense emotions, Amid the Clouds will draw you into the everyday lives and emotional landscapes of Imour and Zina.

Koohestani, who has taken Tehran and European contemporary theatre by storm in the last decade, is presenting his work in Singapore for the first time. Absorbing and cathartic, Amid the Clouds will reorientate your perception of the world through the eyes of the dispossessed.

Performed in Farsi with English surtitles.

Amir Reza Koohestani
The artistic director of Mehr Theatre Group, Amir Reza Koohestani is the first director to have won two consecutive awards for the "Best theatre production of the year" in Iran.