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Adaptation of Camus’ “A Happy Death” on Stage at Tehran Theater


“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.

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