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Summary

Nazanin and her friends are on the brink of adulthood. As they prepare for a wedding, outside their living room the Iranian Revolution simmers and threatens to alter the course of their lives. Set over the course of 14 years, Sanaz Toossi’s timely world premiere play, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, shines a light on the daring potential of friendship amid the relentless aftershocks of political upheaval. 

Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch

©2021 Sanaz Toossi (P)2021 AO Media LLC

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Disgusting

I’ve never heard such crass and disgusting representations of Iranian women. I had to turn it off after 5 minutes.
This is not in any way truly representative of any Persian people I’ve ever come across.
Abhorrent and misrepresentative of a very polite and old culture.

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  • Louise Roodt
  • 05-04-21

Heartwrenching

I've spent ten years in the Middle East ang got to know the women from there as special, caring and sharing women - as portrayed in this play. The heartbreak due to separation because of politics is so true. What an excellent piece of writing.

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  • Kaylyn Johnson
  • 02-04-21

Amazing

This story was written and narrated beautifully. The bonds and emotions were captivating and the distancing was heartbreaking and lovely. What a wonderful way to describe growing up and moving on but still loving your roots. Truly enjoyed the listen!

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  • Parastoo
  • 06-04-21

Amazing play

This play was beautifully written and casted. I grew up in Iran ane immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 20 and I relate to this story and their friendships so much! I enjoyed listening to their fights, gigglings and intimate moments. I wish to see it in theaters soon!

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  • Ayse Burke
  • 26-04-21

Bittersweet

Loved the whole play and could have listened for 20 hours. Could the author please write more!

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  • Angela
  • 12-04-21

Loved

Even though I didn’t understand all of the history behind this play (I was in Middle school during the Iran war), the message was clear. Women friendships are the same regardless of where we are from. Women have the power to support, love, and laugh through all life throws at us. I loved how I felt a kinship with the characters even though I am not Iranian.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-21

Perfect.

absolutely amazing. beautiful story, performed wonderfully, with an amazing message we need right now. perfect.

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  • 07-04-21

Astonishing**

Superior ,heartfelt so much empathy for you .. glad I invested the time so eye opening.

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  • 19-07-21

Immersed

An absolutely riveting experience. It felt insanely real for me. I was completely submerged in the raw emotions and reality of each day. Well written, and amazingly delivered.

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  • Laurie Wittges
  • 11-04-21

We rarely think about the people on the other side

At first I wasn't sure where the story was going. The characters are well-developed. The tragedy of being left behind by the people you love & trustthe most seems unbearable

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  • Essleigh Ekstrom
  • 09-04-21

Truly amazing and unexpected.

What do i know about Iran? Almost nothing. But this beautiful play opened the lives of Iranian women to me in a completely unexpected way. Thank you to everyone involved!

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