Calvan & Castellion`s Insurrection

Arash Dadgar

Arash Dadgar

Designer & Director
Hamid Reza Naeemi

Hamid Reza Naeemi

Playwright

(a free adaptation of Stefan Zweig `s eternal “The Right to Heresy Castellio Against Calvin” )

:Actors

Mehran Emambakhsh………………………….. Hell of a dog

Kambiz Amini …………………………………………… Miguel Servetus
Farid Ghobadi (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ……………….. Sebastian Castellio
Arash Dadgar (Iranshahr Theater) ……………………….. Sebastian Castellio
Hamid Reza Naeemi (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ……… Jean Calvin
Yaghoub Sabahi (Iranshahr Theater) …………………… Jean Calvin
Khosrow Shahraz (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ………….. Farel
Hesam Manzour (Iranshahr Theater) ………………… Farel
Yaghoub Sabahi (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ………….. Theodor de Beze
Farid Ghobadi (Iranshahr Theater) …………………….. Theodor de Beze
Afshin Arjmand (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ……………. Doctor
Ammar Ashoori (Iranshahr Theater) …………………… Doctor
Behnaz Nazi (Molavi Hall & City Theater) ……………….. Castellion’s Wife
Mryam Rasekh (Iranshahr Theater) …………………… Castellion’s Wife
Behrouz Kazemi (Molavi Hall & City Theater) …………. churchman
Mehrab Rostami …………………………………… churchman
Amir rajabi …………………………………………… churchman
Ali Koosha …………………………………………. churchman
Ali Mirnezhad …………………………………….. churchman
Rasoul Hagh Nezhad

:Design Crew

Stage and Light Designer: Arash Dadgar
Costume Designer: Marziyeh Barzi , Arash Dadgar
Graphic (Poster and Brochure) Designer:Amir Rajabi

:Direction Crew

Assistant Director: Mehrab Rostami
Production Manager: Amir Salar Ehteshami
Script Supervisor: Saeed Ghoddousi Nezhad
Stage Manager: Ammar Ashoori
Photographer: Reza Ghaziani
Publicity and Media Affairs: Zahra Shayanfar

:The story

Geneva 1555, John Calvin, the leader of the Calvinists- religious leader of Geneva- finds Michel Servetus guilty of apostasy. While Michel Servetus is in dungeon, he asks Sebastian Castellion, who is against the beliefs of Calvin, to be his lawyer in the court. But Calvin orders to put Castellion under pressure to avoid being Servetus’s lawyer. Gewm Farrel and Theodore De’beze, two powerful men of Calvin, can’t condemn Michel Servetus in the first session of court, but in the second court they sentence Servetus, who is physically and mentally hurt, to be burned alive in the fire. Burning Servetus alive in the fire is the beginning of Castellon’s rebellion against the beliefs of Calvin.

:About the play

Performing attitude of this play is the equality of performing nature with the era of the audience. It couldn’t be easily done unless to put the actor in hard physical situation for not playing the meaning. And how we can avoid judging, shouting slogan, supporting, adding useless details, and doing outstandingly; causing a whirlwind in nonexistence. A close atmosphere with all these confusion

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Tehran, City Theater,chaharsoo Hall, 2007

 Tehran,Molavi Hall,Main Salon,2006