Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

January 27, 2018, 3:00 PM
University of Richmond

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages, created by Hamid Rahmanian, a 2014 Guggenheim fellowship-winning filmmaker/visual artist. The play tells an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings), who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” shadow-casting technique perfected by shadow master Larry Reed on a cinema-size screen. The play also features an original score by the acclaimed musical team of Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali. 

Artistic Viewpoint
Join creator and director Hamid Rahmanian on January 26 at 6:30pm for a pre-show discussion.

Modlin Arts After Words
Join members of the cast following each performance for a question-and-answer session.

Sponsored in part with a grant by the Cultural Affairs Committee.

Modlin Center Subscriber (Purchase 4+ Performances): $27
Adult: $34 UR Student: FREE
Senior (62+): $31 UR Employee: $29
Child (0-12): $17 Group (20+): $31