Simin and Farzan

MaaHee Theatre Group

Director and playwright Fahimeh Abedini (based on Alexander Pushkin’s Russlan and Lyudmila)


This is a love story between a princess and a knight; Simin & Farzan. It’s their wedding night when in an unexpected event Simin gets kidnapped. Farzan begins a journey, he meets new people, passes different obstacles and overcomes his rivals to find Simin and bring her back home.

About the show

“Simin and Farzan” is a paper puppet show based on Alexander Pushkin’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”, but here we tell this story in an Iranian context. Puppets and Scenery are inspired by Iranian illustrated lithographed books of the Qajar era (1789-1906). and Guess what? The show accompanied by live music with traditional Iranian instruments.

Previous shows

  • 17th International puppet festival of Tehran-Mobarak (Tehran, Iran – August 2018)
  • City Theater – Qashqayi Hall (Tehran, Iran-March 2019)
  • PIF international puppet theater festival (Zagreb, Croatia – September 2019)


  • The prize for the wholesome artistic impression (PIF international puppet theater festival)
  • The prize for alive and direct music interpretation (PIF international puppet theater festival)


Show Duration 40 mins

Audience Suitability Family

Stage Size Min 7m wide x 6m depth x 5m height

Venue Black-box

Touring Member 7

For more information and booking

Raha Rajabi