Siah Bazi: The Joy Makers | KCET
Siah Bzi theater troupes -- similar to Commedia dell'arte -- traditionally performed at weddings and parties led by men and women in full harlequin garb making impromptu skits peppered with subtle commentary on current events and politics. When Tehran's troupe faces the closing of their 400-year-old theater due to changing cultural shifts, the performers face uncertain futures as truck drivers and tea-servers.
The program is hosted by Parisa Soultani as part of the Bridge To Iran series, a co-production of CEM Productions and KCETLink. For more information visit www.bridgetoiran.org.