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[Iran] Shahnama: The Persian Book of Kings (storytelling performance) in English

Time has been changed to 5:30 because the museum spokesperson for this event says it will be crowded. After greeting each other we will move to seats in the lecture hall.
First come, first serve seats so get there early.

Free admission. Main event= 6 - 7pm

This event is co-posted with Nerd Fun! Another major Meetup group.

At 5:30 look for your fellow Meetup people next to the entrance of the ground floor lecture hall (near the back seats).
The main exhibition galleries will be closed.

Parking is scarce, best take the Red Line to Harvard Sq T station - walk across the Yard and turn left at Quincy St. The museum is at the corner of Quincy/Broadway

Click on "map" -- above.

Delving deep into the rich culture and epic mythology of Persia, acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham performs sections of the poem the Shahnama (Book of Kings). Enter a world of romance, lust, tragedy, and war—where fathers and sons may be strangers in battle; where kings treat others like pawns in a game of chess; where beauty can be a gift and a curse; and femme fatales may condemn young men to journey through fire.

Since 1995 acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham has performed and held workshops at countless schools, museums, theaters, libraries, hospitals, and outdoor venues around the world. Her repertoire includes material from European, Russian, Celtic, Greek, Persian, Iraqi, Mesopotamian, Afghani, South American, Egyptian, Viking, Chinese, Native American, Indian, and Sufi traditions. Based in the UK, she has developed projects for the British Museum, Courtauld Institute of Art, Tate Britain, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, among others. More at

Held in conjunction with the exhibition In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art.

The exhibition is on the 4th floor of the museum 10-5 (Tues- Sat.), which you may visit some other time.

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  • Kelly S.

    I'd love to! Getting there on time will be tough but I will try.

    March 2, 2013

  • Ren

    I might be able to make it for the 6pm performance.

    March 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds Fun

    February 18, 2013

  • M L

    see u there. mlc

    February 18, 2013

  • Al D.

    Sounds great--sorry to miss this one.

    February 18, 2013

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