Sohrab and Rustum
November 1, 2003
Saturday, Nov. 1, 8:00 p.m.
$5 for students; $10.00 for Stony Brook faculty and staff, and senior citizens; $15.00 general admission. Tickets online ...
Playing a dozen different characters, Zaraawar Mistry performs a brilliant solo work intertwining the ancient Persian story of father and son Rustum and Sohrab, with a contemporary tragicomic tale of a Zoroastrian family from Mumbai. The haunting Persian music for the play is performed live by Tim O'Keefe and Maryam Yusefzadeh. "A terrific night of storytelling" —City Pages.
All performances are preceded by a brief introduction to Zoroastrianism. Produced by Center for Independent Artists.
Zoroastrians are followers of the prophet Zarathushtra (Greek: Zoroaster), whose religion flourished during the great Iranian empires. With the spread of Islam in the 8th century, a small band of Zoroastrian refugees fled to India, where they remained. Today, there are about 150,000 Zoroastrians in the world.