2016 | The Death of the King | Toronto

The Death of the King

March 25 to April 10, 2016

Coproduced with the Theatre Centre

Critically-acclaimed Iranian playwright, Bahram Beyzaie wrote The Death of the King shortly after the Iranian Revolution. Beyzaie’s play tells the story of a family charged with treason, and accused of killing their nation’s ruler. The execution gallows are being prepared while a miller, his wife, and their daughter embark on a desperate bid to reveal the truth about their despotic, yet desperate, leader. This highly-inventive and physical production explores the vulnerability of ordinary citizens struggling under the extraordinary circumstances of their political fate. 


Playwright: Bahram Beyzaie  Translated by: Soheil Parsa | Peter Farbridge Directed by: Soheil Parsa Cast: Sean Baek | Steven Bush | Colin Doyle | Carlos Gonz├ílez-Vio | Ron Kennell | Jani Lauzon | Bahareh Yaraghi Scenographer: Trevor Schwellnus Composer/Sound Designer: Thomas Ryder Payne Costume Designer: Teresa Przybylski Stage Manager: Michael Hart Production Manager: Charissa Wilcox Production Dramaturg: Ric Knowles Assistant Director: Carla Melo Producer: Sue Balint  Associate Producer: Gabrielle Immelman