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  • Ghasem Zare':

    ‘The Scent of a Dream’, a Defensible Play

    Iran Theater: Older theater lovers know Ghasem Zare' for his theater acting. He has starred in the plays, directed by Hadi Marzban, Atila Pesiani, Houshang Tavakoli and the late Reza Karamrezaei. He is acting the role of a hospital physician in ‘The Scent of a Dream’, which is a puzzle-like maze of a play. He presents an acclaimed role.

    After the end of WWI, writers such as German author and playwright Wolfgang Borchert and Austrian playwright Carl Mayer as well as artists such as film director of the German silent cinema Robert Wiene made expressionist products, depicting dark environment, loneliness, doubt and fear of the contemporary human who was tired of war.

    A Separate Peace’ by Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard is a sly, gentle dig at society's conventions and preconceptions. John Brown, a veteran soldier, arrives at a country nursing home with a case of money expecting hotel-style service. He wants to escape illusions of war and its ramification and seeks peace at the nursing home. But he faces conspiracies and doubts there instead.

    The cast of ‘The Scent of a Dream’ include Masoud Delkhah, Qasem Zare' and Shohreh Lorestani.

    ‘The Scent of a Dream’ has performance every day except for Saturdays at Qashqaei Hall of the City Theater Complex.

    Hamideh Samadi is assistant director, Javad Roshan planning manager, Reza Mehdizadeh set designer, Edna Zeinalian costume designer, Abouzar Azizi photographer and trailer, Maryam Shariati online advertisement, advisor of the director for public relations affairs Namayeshkahne website and Ehsan Hajipour and Ebrahim Esbati music.

    Ghasem Zare' talks more about ‘The Scent of a Dream’. 

    You had been away from theater over the past two years after starring in 'Bloody Arvand' and 'Egg Tango'. How did you accept to play in ‘The Scent of a Dream’?

    I have not had a significant proposal for theater. But I love theater and will see plays whenever I can. When Sohrab Salimi suggested me to play in ‘The Scent of a Dream’, it gave me a motivation to accept it. I know him for years and we are old friends. On the other hands, Mohammad Charmshir made a skillful adaptation of Stoppard's play. That doubled my motivation to play in the piece.

    Have you seen previous performances of the play?

    No. But I had read the play, which was translated in Farsi by Houshang Hesami. I think Charmshir's adaptation is way different.  


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