The Fox Hunt

A story of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar , the founder of Qajar dynasty in 18th century and how historical and social climate of the time has formed his tragic life and turned him to a brutal king. The Eunuch monarch has paradoxical persona that has fears and compassion, while he acts grotesque with his statuesque figure he commits cruel crimes and kills his brothers. The setting of the play is in a mortuary that creates surreal atmosphere, where the egotist antihero is schemes and sends all the characters to their deaths but at last he is also end up dead.


The acclaimed veteran writer and director Ali Rafiei has also designed the plays setting while it ran for 30 nights at Vahdat Hall. The play has won special prize at the 27th Fajr International Theater Festival.

Ali Rafiei

Name of the Playwright in English


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