"Live! Lit" offers tales from Argentina and Iran

"Live! Lit" offers tales from Argentina and Iran

"Live! Lit," a series of short story readings by professional actors, continues with stories from Argentina and Iran on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 3 p.m. at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. Afternoon tea is served at 2 p.m. before this third installment of the 2005-06 season's "One World" series.

Conceived by Tess Link and directed by Quick Center Executive Director Tom Zingarelli, this afternoon begins with a reading of Maria Fasce's "A Modern Hero." Fasce was born in Buenos Aires and has worked as an editor and translator, as well as a journalist for cultural magazines and newspapers. Her cunning observations on contemporary female society are often hilarious and immensely enjoyable. Her work, including her short-story collection "La Felicidad de las Mujeres" and her novel "La Verdad SegĂșn Virginia," has been translated into several languages.

Next up is Edgardo Cozarinsky's "The Bride from Odessa." Cozarinsky was also born in Buenos Aires, though he has lived in Paris since 1974. He is best known for his subtle, semi-documentary films. He has also written a collection of short stories, "Urban Voodoo," and prizewinning essays.

The third story is "Eagles" by Kader Abdolah. Born in 1952 in Iran, he studied physics in Tehran and was active in the student resistance. He published two novels about life under the Khomeini regime before fleeing his homeland in 1985. Now living in the Netherlands, Abdolah has written four more books, including "Cuneiform," "The Girls and the Partisans," and his award-winning debut "The Eagles." He received the Dutch Media Prize for his collected columns for De Volkskrant in 1997.

The 2005-06 Live! Lit season concludes on Sunday, March 12, at 3 p.m. with three more intriguing tales from around the world.

Tickets are $10. For tickets, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. For more information, visit www.quickcenter.com.

Posted On: 01-20-2006 10:01 AM

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