In the early 1950’s, Cesare Pavese and Sadegh Hedayat committed suicide within eight months of each other. In Piehole’s 2 Stories that End in Suicide, a young Iranian woman becomes a hybrid of these two authors in order to tell a story of Italian socialites who seem suspiciously like young Iranians with increasing compulsions to censor themselves. Using puppetry, video, and live actors, 2 Stories investigates private and public suffering and the impossibility of identity in a climate of repression.
We’ll be performing a few scenes from this work-in-progress – featuring puppets, strange contraptions, and your friends Tara Ahmadinejad, Patrick Harrison, Allison LaPlatney, Alice Winslow, and Jeff Wood – followed by some hanging out at the Zora Space bar/cafe — Please join us, and expect pleasant vibes! We are excited to include the Piehole community in the development of this project– your feedback and support are invaluable to us!