The Death of the King
Directed by Soheil Parsa | Written By Bahram Beyzaie
Co-Produced by Modern Times Stage Company and The Theatre Centre
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
March 26 – April 10, 2016
Critically-acclaimed Iranian playwright, Bahram Beyzaie wrote The Death of the King shortly after the Iranian Revolution. Beyzaie’s play tells the story of an ordinary family charged with treason, accused of killing their nation’s ruler. The execution gallows are being prepared while a miller, his wife and their daughter, embark on a desperate bid to reveal the truth about their despotic, yet desperate, leader. This highly-inventive and physical production explores the vulnerability of ordinary citizens struggling under the extraordinary circumstances of their political fate. Directed by award-winning artist Soheil Parsa, this production should not be missed.
Directed by Soheil Parsa
Written By Bahram Beyzaie
Translated by Soheil Parsa and Peter Farbridge
Cast: Sean Baek, Steven Bush, Colin Doyle, Carlos González-Vio, Ron Kennell, Jani Lauzon, Bahareh Yaraghi.
Scenography by Trevor Schwellnus
Composer/Sound Designer Thomas Ryder Payne
Costume Design by Teresa Przybylski
Stage Management by Michael Hart
Production Management by Charissa Wilcox
Production Dramaturgy by Ric Knowles
Assistant Director Carla Melo
Producer Sue Balint
The services of Deanna Choi were made possible through Theatre Ontario's Professional Theatre Training Program, funded by the Ontario Arts Council.