The Well


“The Well” is a play in one act. It starts with Khalil and Maryam (an Iranian couple) sitting in a small back yard in the middle of nowhere. They begin reviewing their lives and past experiences. Surprisingly we soon learn that they are both dead, and the yard where they are in and their talks are all but imaginary. It is through their rumination of the past we learn everything about them. We learn that Khalil and Maryam were two passionate lover

About the Director:

Abbas Abolhasani is a graduate of theater, acting concentration. He has a successful experience in acting (both on stage and in front of the camera), play direction, refereeing at festivals, radio and TV hosting, and official responsibilities. He has directed 14 full-length plays so far. He has won 14 awards at 8 different provincial and national arts festivals for different works of arts he has produced or appeared in throughout his career. He is still working passionately as an actor trainer in his theater academy in the city of Babol in Iran, as well as making even more works of art.

About the Group

Abolhasani Art Group is in association with Abolhasani Theater Academy based in the city of Babol, Iran; and is founded by Abbas Abolhasani in 2007. So far, they have performed 14 full length plays directed by Abbas Abolhasani at different theaters all over Iran. Some of the recent performances are The Well, The Tale of Mahan’s Death, Messiah, The Stone (all written by Alireza Tavana, an Iranian playwright); as well as, Les Morts sans Sepultures (written by Jean-Paul Sartre), and Antigone (written by Sophocles). Most of these performances won provincial and national awards, and were praised by viewers and critics.