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Produced by

Segal Centre for the Performing Arts and Soulpepper Theatre Company

Playwright: Sanaz Toossi
Co-Directors: Anahita Dehbonehie and Guillermo Verdecchia


The Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


February 9th, 2023 – March 5th, 2023


English Only! That is the class rule in Iran as four adult students prepare for the language exam that will unlock their futures. As the class devolves into a linguistic mess, the students navigate a maze of prepositions and word games, while questioning how they can be funny in another language. Mastery of the English language promises to make them whole – but it might be splitting them in half. A heartfelt and humorous look at what gets lost in translation. (


Ghazal Azarbad Elham
Ghazal Partou Marjan
Sepehr Reybod Omid
Aylin Oyan Salahshoor Goli
Banafsheh Taherian Roya
Sina Suren Nader (Voice)
Fiona Sauder Voice Recording Artist
Eion Bailey Voice Recording Artist

Creative Team

Sanaz Toossi Playwright
Anahita Dehbonehie Co-Director
Guillermo Verdecchia Co-Director
Anahita Dehbonehie Set Designer
Niloufar Ziaee Costume Designer
Rob Denton Sound Designer
Tim Rodrigues Lighting Designer
Aurora Torok Assistant Lighting Designer


Samay Arcentales Cajas Video Support
Diane Pitblado Dialect Coach
Tracy Lynne Cann Stage Manager
Farnoosh Talebpour Assistant Stage Manager
Chris Blanchenot Scenic Painter
Paul Boddum Head Scenic Painter
Valerie Cameron Costume Stitcher
Greg Chambers Props Builder
Andy DeVries Head Carpenter
Erin Halls Wardrobe Assistant
Ellie Koffman Head of Wardrobe
Seren Brooke Lannon Production Administrator
Lisa Nighswander Head of Props
Danny Robertson Scenic Painter
Ethan Robinson Lighting Operator
Bill Stahl 1st Carpenter
Dalton Villeneuve-Marini Deck Operator
Celina Westlake Dresser


Annie Clarke Producer
Malika Daya Assistant Producer
Jasmine Knox Senior Production Manager
Nicholas Beardsley Assistant Technical Director
Rhett Costin Assistant Technical Director
Julia Carrano Assistant Production Manager
Kalina Popova Assistant Head of Wardrobe
Andres Castillo-Smith Technician
Ethan Robinson Technician
Dalton Villeneuve-Marini Technician