Thursday, Jan 12, 2023 5:00p -
Sunday, Jan 15, 2023 6:00p

The Ex at the Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King is a new adaptation from Shahnameh (The Persian Book of Kings) by Persian poet Abul-Qâsem Ferdowsi (AD 940 – 1020). It is inspired by the ancient Persian storytelling style Naghali along with Western physical theater and live jazz music.

Shahnameh, the most celebrated epic poem in Iran, chronicles the first fifty monarchs in Iran’s history; Zahhak, one of the poem’s most popular stories, describes the reign of the eponymous demon-possessed fourth king of Persia. It is written and directed by Vahdat Yeganeh and performed by Iranian actress Donya Pooli-Yeganeh and Turkish pianist Engin Ozsahin, who also contributes original music. Audiences are invited to consider this philosophical, psychological, and political Persian mythology in relation to themselves, to experience the power of storytelling, and to consider the Essential Question framing A.R.T.’s production of Life of Pi: How does telling stories help us cope and survive?

Performance Schedule:

Thursday, January 12, 2023 at 5PM

Friday, January 13, 2023 at 2PM

Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 5PM

Sunday, January 15, 2023 at 5PM

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01/12/2023 17:00:00 01/15/2023 18:00:00 America/New_York Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King <p><strong><em>Zahhak: The Legend of the Serpent King</em></strong>&nbsp;is a new adaptation from&nbsp;<em>Shahnameh</em>&nbsp;(<em>The Persian Book of Kings</em>) by Persian poet Abul-Qâsem Ferdow... The Ex at the Loeb Drama Center, Cambridge, MA 02138 false MM/DD/YYYY