Take a 360 tour through four Iranian cities and their most famous cultural destinations and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Don't miss The Parliament of the Birds (Premieres May 26)
The Parliament of the Birds. Guillermo Verdecchia. Freely adapted from Farid Ud-Din Attar’s The Conference of the Birds.
Believing better is possible is the first step. When the call goes out the birds of the world – all sizes, colours, and abilities – gather as one great flock, and embark on an epic journey in search of self, enlightenment, and truth. The beloved allegorical poem by Persian poet Farid al-Din Attar comes to life in a new adaptation filled with hope, that is both timeless and sits firmly in the present.
Audiences enjoy unlimited access to the audio drama from the premiere date until June 30, 2021. You will receive an email on May 26 with a link to log into your account and listen to an embedded audio file through your computer or device. To purchase a Passport Subscription and enjoy all eight productions, CLICK HERE.
Complimentary access for Front Line Workers and members of our Free 25 and Under program sponsored by Sun Life.
COMING SOON: CBC IDEAS - IRAN indepth Podcast (Premieres May 26)
IDEAS is a deep-dive into contemporary thought and intellectual history. Using The Parliament of the Birds as a launching-off point, host Nahlah Ayed sits down with artists to discuss the cultural context to understand this Iranian drama, and what it might have to say to our contemporary Canadian context. FREE
EXTEND YOUR STAY
Explore Arts and Culture
Explore the highlights of Tehran, Iran's capital city, in 360 degrees.
Visit the historical bazaar in Tehran and explore its shops, mosques, guest houses, and banks.
Take a tour of this museum's historical monuments dating back through preserved ancient and medieval Iranian antiquities, including pottery vessels, metal objects, textile remains, and some rare books and coins
Visit Persepolis, the ruins of the ancient capital of the Archaemenid Empire, founded in 6th century BCE.
Visit the eco-lodges of Iran, where you can learn about the local people, their environments including the flora and fauna, and how to live eco-friendly and sustainable lives themselves.
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9 OTHER PLAYS CURATED BY SOULPEPPER ARTISTS AND LOCAL SCHOLARS TO READ AND ENJOY! INQUIRE ABOUT THESE TITLES AT YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT BOOKSHOP OR LIBRARY.