Based on 5 timeless fables by Rumi (Old Treasure, Farm Animals, Snake Hunter, Elephant, and Two Parrots) Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT) are presenting a new production called Rumi’s Fables. The fables are a beloved collection short stories from the famous 13th Century Sufi poet, philosopher, and scholar Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. These fabeles have been a part of Middle-Eastern culture for more than seven hundred years. In honour of Rumi’s 800th birthday, the United Nations declared 2007 as The Year of Rumi. The fables have significance and relevance in today’s society and are suitable for both young and old. This 50 minute long play is accompanied by live musicians. Directed by award winning director Sue Miner, it was premiered at the Aga Khan Museum/ Ismaili Centre Toronto on September 29, 2018.
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