Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

Oct 20 - Oct 29


The Wallis in collaboration with
Mark Amin present

FEATHERS OF FIRE

A PERSIAN EPIC
Conceived, designed and directed by Hamid Rahmanian
In collaboration with Larry Reed and Shadowlight Productions
Produced by Fictionville Studio and Banu Productions

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Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. Inspired by the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (‘The Book of Kings’), the action-packed tale follows star-crossed lovers Zaul and Rudabeh who triumph at the end against all odds. Hamid Rahmanian’s graphics, derived from the visual tradition of the region, are rendered as puppets, costumes, masks, scenography and digital animation, all of which come to life in a “live animation” on a cinema-size screen.

October 21, 2pm – Open Captioned Performance

This production is made possible by generous support from Mercedes-Benz of Beverly Hills.


Farhang Foundation is the proud Community Sponsor of Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic.


“Seeing cross-cultural and cross-generational audiences at performances of Feathers of Fire fulfills Rahmanian’s deepest dream: to share his homeland’s rich visual and literary culture with the West.” - Los Angeles Times

Venue: BRAM GOLDSMITH THEATER

Running Time: 70 minute performance, followed by a 20 minute presentation

Credits And Artist Information

Read the program notes here.