Afra or Another Passes

Afra is a teacher from a working class family with a retired mother that used to serve in the house of a Qajar princess, while her father, an official clerk has passed away , Afra tries to makes ends meet by tutoring old Qajar princess’s son but the princess treated her badly scheming his dim wit son marrying Afra but her offer is rejected by Afra that claims she has a suitor as a pretext.
The conflict with the bourgeoisie and working class rises when the princess accuses Afra of stealing so she would marry her son to avoid her reputation destroyed but again she refuses, the other characters in working class join the opposing voices against Afra and drag her to police station for persecution since she is no longer belongs to her own class either.
Meanwhile a police officer and a real estate audit investigate the events and proves Afra’s innocence by the end the story is being read in a newspaper by a story teller that decides to change it and claim he is the imaginary suitor to create a happy ending.


The play was written by the acclaimed prolific playwright , director and filmmaker Bahram Beyzaie. Despite his usual articulate language this play has a colloquial language of the late 19th century however the symbolism and cinematic frameworks of each scene was unique.

The play was performed in 2018 directed by Soheil Saei at Sangelaj Hall that participated in the 37th International Fajr Theater Festival in the same year.

Bahram Beyzaie

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