Iranian theater troupe Darvak is slated to perform a puppet play titled Sinbad at the 2013 Charleville-Mezieres International Puppet Theater Festival in France.
Adapted from well-known Midde Eastern fiction Sinbad the Sailor, the play depicts the story of the protagonist, Sinbad.
According to the original story, Sinbad leaves his town, Basrah, in
Iraq and faces with many adventures during his seven voyages throughout
the seas east of Africa and south of Asia.
The Iranian stage narration of Sinbad features the adventures of the title character who enters a temple protected by a sphinx.
Directed by Fatemeh Souzangar and Mohammad Babaei, the play will be
staged with paper puppets along with the traditional Iranian music.
Some 90 plays from different countries have participated in the festival to showcase their cultures and myths.
Charleville-Mezieres’s International Puppet Theatre Festival is now the biggest event of its kind in the world.
The 17th edition of the festival that kicked off on September 20 will run until September 29, 2013.