Anahita’s Republic is a provocative and timely new play that grapples with the past and present situation in Iran, where where strong, educated, and committed women work under the constant threat of harassment and imprisonment to advance their rights and the well-being of their countries.
Anahita is a woman who refuses to wear the hijab and rules her own republic where she can be free to live, dress, and speak as she pleases. To deal with the world outside of her compound, she controls the family business and the life of her brother Cyrus, whose freedom and happiness are sacrificed for her dreams. One night, on the eve of an important secret meeting between leaders of the women’s movement, a young woman in a chador comes to Anahita’s compound, carrying explosive secrets that might destroy everything Anahita has tried to build.
March 17- April 2, 2023
Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St
PERFORMANCES: Friday March 17 to Sunday, April 2, 2023;
Tuesday-Saturday @ 7:30pm; matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2:00pm.
TICKETS: $25- $50 general