Drama · hasht media · Ages 13+ · 70 mins · United States of America

Multi-Lingual Performance world premiere

“TehrAngeles” is a deeply moving musical drama that delves into the heart and soul of the Iranian immigrant experience in Los Angeles during the tumultuous 1980s. As the city of dreams becomes a refuge for those fleeing the aftermath of revolution and war, the play unveils the intricate tapestry of hope, struggle, and resilience that characterizes the lives of its characters. At the center of the story is Zohreh, a mother striving to build a new life for her daughter, Sima, amidst the echoes of their past. Together, they navigate the complexities of displacement, cultural identity, and the pursuit of new beginnings in a city that promises as much as it demands. Their journey is interwoven with the lives of a diverse cast of characters, each contributing to the vibrant community of “TehrAngeles.” Music plays a pivotal role in the narrative, not just as a backdrop but as a powerful narrative tool that enriches the story. Songs like “Fresh Start” and “Sia’s Story” resonate with themes of resilience and hope, echoing the universal quest for connection and understanding across cultural divides. The Los Angeles Public Library emerges as a symbol of knowledge, cultural integration, and community support, highlighting the importance of third places in fostering a sense of belonging and identity among immigrants. As the characters face challenges, the library stands as a beacon of hope and a reminder of the enduring strength of community. “TehrAngeles” is more than a play; it is an invitation to reflect on the shared human experience of searching for a place to call home. Through its portrayal of the Iranian diaspora, the play celebrates the rich diversity of our world and the indomitable spirit of those who dare to dream of a better life. Join us on this journey through the city of “TehrAngeles,” where the power of community and empathy transcends borders and barriers, inspiring us to embrace the beauty of human connection.

Production Team

ali azizian 

actor / producer / composer

nakta pahlevan 

actor/ playwright / director

afshin katanchi 

actor / co-director

nazanin bakhtiari 

production designer / costume designer

aaron gilliam 

dancer / choreographer

patty choi 

dancer / actor

sarah n. 

assistant director / graphic designer

shirin daghooghi 

production manager / graphic designer

* Fringe Veteran