Mrs. Lorry





Mrs. Lorry is a play written by Mohammad Charmshir, which criticizes the everyday life in Iranian society. Akbar and Reza, two main characters, talk to each other while waiting for their turns in a queue for a film audition. As they engage in conversation, this wait offers them an opportunity to recount their respective lives to pass the time. As time progresses, they reach a point where a kind of misunderstanding sets in, as if each was soliloquizing without hearing or being heard. This play underscores the fact of incommunicability between people of the same society even while speaking the same language. July and August 2007 – House of Theatre – Tehran – Iran