Marjan, the last lion in Afghanistan
In French, Persian
Mar 24Mar 25, 2023
5 to 16 €
11:00 / 15:00 / 19:00
The tale of Marjan, the last lion in Afghanistan, is based on a true story that has stood the test of time, is loved by all, and now stands as an ode to justice.
The performance, in both French and Dari, shows the tragic fate of the country of Afghanistan as told through the tale of Marjan the lion, a well-known figure at Kabul Zoo, and symbol of the suffering of the Afghan people from the time of the Soviet occupation, then civil war and through to Taliban rule. The subject is serious, but for children there is the distance and calming effect of the puppets.
ORIGINAL IDEA, MARIONETTES MADE AND MANIPULATED BY ABDEL HAQ HAQJOO, FARHAD YAQUBI
Text: Guilda Chahverdi in collaboration with Abdul Haq Haqjoo and Farhad Yaqubi Direction Mélanie Depuiset Text Guilda Chahverdi Sound design and music Julie Rousse Set design Anaïde Nayebzadeh Ligting design Mathieu L’Haridon
Production Compagnie HdH – Hasards d’Hasards Coproduction Le Théâtre Thénardier With the support from la Région SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Support and hosting of residencies in the City of Marseille le Théâtre de Cuisine Support and provision of a workshop for the construction of puppets Théâtre Désaccordé, dispositif POACEAE, Anima Théâtre, Le Théâtre Thénardier Special thanks : Émilie Robert pour ses conseils, Laurent Dimarino pour le soutien aux interprètes en langue française, Ariel Mestron et Mara Kyriakidou (aide à la construction), Didier Lemarchand (enregistrement voix off)