Produced by Contrary Company and the Prisoner of Tehran collective in association with Theatre Passe Muraille and with the generous support of the Donner Foundation. Written by Marina Nemat Adapted for the stage and directed by Maja Ardal April 10 – 28, 2012 In 1980, when she was only 16 years old, Marina Nemat was arrested for speaking out against Ayatollah Khomeini’s regime. She was imprisoned in the infamous Evin Prison, tortured, and sentenced to death. At the last minute her execution was halted by her interrogator, who then forced her into marriage. She continued to be a prisoner. For over 20 years Marina Nemat never spoke of her experiences, until she was living in Canada and could no longer stay silent about what she had survived. An extraordinary tale of faith and survival, Prisoner of Tehran is a testament to the power of love in the face of evil and injustice. Prisoner of Tehran is the stage adaptation of Nemat’s international bestselling memoir. “Prisoner of Tehran is a gripping personal history…important and chillingly universal…” –New York Times “ …Gripping, elegantly written memoir…” –The Wall Street Journal “…Marina Nemat’s beautiful book is…breathtakingly real. It is an act of bravery, as well as compassion…” –The Globe and Mail “Her story is unforgettable.” –Vogue See this show for %15 off when you buy your Punch Passe!