Shahin Sayadi – One Light Theatre
Ritual Music to Cure a Lover is the story of today’s Iran. It is the story of youth, rising up against their fathers’ choices. It is the story of love overcoming hate; of light destroying darkness. Ritual reflects the cultural revolution taking place in the streets of Iran, right now. The play culminates in a traditional exorcism ceremony, intended to rid a young man of the “sickness” of his love for an outcast woman, which ultimately reveals his father’s long-buried secrets. The creator of Ritual, Shahin Sayadi seamlessly shifts between multiple characters and temporalities, weaving together inter-generational perspectives that provide a panoramic viewpoint into the struggles of a community transitioning from a traditional village to a modern society. Fighting darkness to step back into the light. Ritual is a one performer show.