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domingo, 12 de marzo de 2017

HARAM! IRAN! True Story of Forbidden Love in The Middle East Comes To New York Stage

HARAM! IRAN! True Story of Forbidden Love in The Middle East Comes To New York Stage
- Based on real-life incidents, Jay Paul Deratany’s 2010 provocative and ultimately haunting play Haram! Iran! brings to the stage the true (and by some accounts, controversial) story of Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhouni, two Arab teenagers who were put to death in Iran in 2005 for accusations of having a homosexual encounter, with concurrent charges that may or may not have been true. Their public execution received international attention, complete with graphically disturbing photos which were seen by millions on the internet. In an era where LGBT people worldwide have slowly made some modest gains in terms of visibility and rights, the Asgari-Marhouni incident opened many