The Silver Poet: The Life of Fereydoun Farrokhzad
Tirgan proudly presents “Silver Poet”, an exceptional play by Houshang Touzie portraying the story of love & sacrifice of Fereydoun Farrokhzad at Tirgan Festival 2019.Fereydoun Farrokhzad was a singer, performer, poet, actor, political scientist, opposition member and the leading TV and Radio Showman of Iran. Fereydoun was the all-time greatest entertainer of Iran and his legacy is one we can all learn from. Fereydoun Farrokhzad is one of Iran’s finest artists: lucid, eloquent, and intellectually structured. His life can be seen as a tragedy, or a historical play, or a political drama, or as one part of a vast dramatic cycle which helped to generate Iran’s contemporary national identity. His television show “Mikhakeh Noghrei”, which translates to Silver Carnation, ran from 1976 to 1978. Through it he was able to make connections and meet many other Iranian artists, giving them a platform and launching them into the spotlight.Houshang Touzie is a renowned Iranian playwright and actor. He has written and acted in numerous plays in exile including his latest work based on his personal friendship with Fereydoun Farrokhzad. Houshang Touzie performs the role of Fereydoun and is accompanied by a talented group of artists who join him on stage at Tirgan Festival 2019.Despite the years that have passed, to this day, Fereydoun Farrokhzad is seen as one of Iran’s best entertainers and his tunes live on. His voice has not yet been silenced and continues to inspire generations of talented artists in Iran and across diaspora. Therefore, for Fereydoun, and his lovers around the world, Tirgan proudly presents “Silver Poet” to celebrate the life and legacy of a legend.