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DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE Set for Limited Engagement at DMAC

Following a piercing expose in The Advocate and two critically-acclaimed, sold-out runs in The South Asian International Performing Arts Festival (where it was named Best Play) and The Midtown International Theater Festival, DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center in association with DMoss Productions will present a limited return engagement of the world premiere of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE, a new play that dramatizes the real-life story of thousands of gay Iranians who have changed genders to avoid execution by the Iranian government.

Written and directed by Dewey Moss (The Crusade of Connor Stephens, A Normal Life), DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE is a haunting tale about the power of the human spirit.

Samantha is an Iranian woman living in New York. James is a veteran of the Iraq war. Late one night, in the middle of a heated argument, James leaves and Samantha finds herself alone. Suddenly, there's a knock at the door. Someone from Samantha's homeland has arrived unexpectedly. Fueled by a barrage of threats that unearth shattering confessions of unimaginable terror, the story of James, Samantha and the stranger takes an unexpected turn, leading to a stunning ending that proves nothing is as it seems.

"Sexual reassignment surgery is legal in Iran; however, homosexuality is forbidden and in most cases for males, punishable by death," according to a 2014 report by the BBC. "There is no reliable information on the number of gender reassignment operations carried out in Iran. But one doctor from an Iranian hospital told the BBC that he alone carries out more than 200 such operations every year."

The cast of DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE features Iranian-American actress Pooya Mohseni as Samantha. Mohseni has previously been seen in "Madam Secretary" (CBS), "Brutal Colors" (Amazon Studios), A Touch of Forever (FringeNYC), Copse (Winter Madness Festival) and Shooting Starr(Manhattan Repertory Theatre). The cast will also feature George Faya ("Sesame Street", "Mysteries of the Museum") and Gopal Divan (Around the World in 80 Days, Guys Reading Poems).

DEATH OF THE PERSIAN PRINCE will be presented at The DMAC-Duo Multicultural Arts Center, located 62 East 4th Street in New York City. The play will be presented on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm from September 17 through September 26, 2015.

All seats for this limited engagement are $20. Tickets are available by visiting http://deathofthepersianprince.brownpapertickets.com/.


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