21 Days that Change the Year

Written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian
Performed by Majd Murad & Mohammad Talani

Dara and Sara eagerly await the coming of Nowruz, the traditional rite of spring. Guided by their sweet but somewhat hard-of-hearing granny, the brother and sister team learn about spring cleaning, setting a traditional Haft-seen table, the fun rituals of Charshanbeh-suri, and the Sizdeh-bedar picnic. An ancient tale from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh gets a humorous presentation that includes music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, and audience participation. Fusing history and literature with contemporary arts, 21 Days That Change the Year offers a multi-cultural event providing children and their families with the richness of Middle Eastern arts and culture.

This production runs approximately 30-minutes followed by 20-min Q & A session
Appropriate for families and children, ages 5-15


Touring Bay Area schools and libraries in Fall 2016. Book with us today!

Past productions of Fairytale Players have been performed at Asian Art Museum, La Pena Cultural Center, Islamic Cultural Center, San Jose Children’s Discovery Museum, the United States of Asian America Festival, San Francisco TheatreFest, and the Dia de los Niños Festival in San Francisco, as well as numerous schools and libraries in the Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco.

“Golden Thread Fairytale Players performance was an extremely fun and engaging way to teach young children about a different culture. It was especially impactful on my students, since one of them was leaving for Afghanistan the following day and was not aware of her family traditions.”
— McGill School, Redwood City

“The Golden Thread Fairytale Players program was excellent. The students enjoyed the ingenious way the actors changed their parts. The kids went around mimicking the actors for days, especially the older woman.”
– Hawes School, Redwood City

Contact Us
Contact Torange Yeghiazarian at torange@goldenthread.org to discuss.




Actors Majd and Mo discuss the making of
21 Days That Change the Year

Video excerpt from
21 Days That Change the Year


Majd Murad
Lisa Tateosian
Dance Choreography
Torange Yeghiazarian
Mohammad Talani
Mokhtar Paki
Puppet/HaftSeen Designer

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