Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

April 14, 2018
Des Moines Civic Center

Ticket Information

Donors: TBD
General Public: TBD
Show Date Show Time On Sale
Sat, Apr 14, 2018 1:00 PM TBD

Show Details

Running Time: 1 hour 15 mins

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 unfolds an action-packed magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), – Zaul and Rudabeh, who triumph at the end against all odds. Rahmanian's graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, will be rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which will 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, Loga Ramin Torkian & Azam Ali.

Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.