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The Persian Quarter


Running time: 90min | Actors: (4)

Poetry and politics interweave through THE PERSIAN QUARTER, which is a tale told by the 13th century Persian poet, Rumi. Rumi’s poems serve a kind of mystic guidebook , “digging a waterway” as Rumi says, through history and politics, to try to reach a another shore… another realm.


Born out of Cahill’s time teaching English to Iranian women in 1976, The Persian Quarter is an audacious piece of theatre that pulls out all the stops to give us the fullest possible tapestry of its subject … Miss this essential play at your own peril.

—The Salt Lake Tribune