“Algeria” has been rewritten by Milad Farajzadeh, who is also the director of the play, and tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society’s rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man.
“The idea for the play was formed two years ago when I made a study about works by Camus and I discovered his first novel, ‘A Happy Death’,” Farajzadeh told the Persian service of Honaronline on Saturday.
“The novel presents an unfamiliar story dealing with some very complicated issues. I took a free adaptation of the story and changed the name as well,” he added.
“A Happy Death” (original title La mort heureuse) is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence; it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man.
Mahin Fatemi, Herad Selah-Varzi, Amin Saremi, Mona Karami, Ghazal Mirzai and Mohammad-Hossein Sepanj are the main actors of the play.
The play will be on stage until August 12 at the Molavi Hall located at 16th Azar St., Enqelab Ave.