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The Veil ()

Produced by

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia and Neptune Theatre and OneLight Theatre

Presented by

Harbourfront Centre

Playwright: Shahin Sayadi
Director: Shahin Sayadi


Harbourfront Centre – Studio Theatre


November 28th, 2007 – December 8th, 2007


Experience a Persian princess’s epic journey from the palace harem to Europe where she survives personal and political traumas, and her return to Iran, a country to be forever changed by revolution. Written by Shahin Sayadi, based on Masoud Behnoud’s epic novel Khanoom, The Veil tells the story of one woman’s powerful struggle to survive the most turbulent events of the 20th century. (


Lara Arabian Mother, Queen Jahan, Jacques
Valerie Buhagiar Khanoom
Marty Burt Abdullah, Father Wilfred, Michel, Ezoldin
Nadiya Chettiar Nanaz
Pasha Ebrahimi Father, Saeid Pasha, Nazi Soldier, French Militia
Geneviève Steele Nezhat, Janine, Cabaret Singer

Creative Team

Shahin Sayadi Playwright
Shahin Sayadi Director
Brian Buckle Sound Designer
Tarek Abouamin Video Designer
Jake Dambergs Projection Designer
Jake Dambergs Prop Designer
Mike Mader Lighting Designer
D’Arcy Morris-Poultney Costume Designer
Shahin Sayadi Designer


Garry Williams Piano


Tarek Abouamin Photographer
Jake Dambergs Technical Director
Jake Dambergs Props Builder
Hilary Graham Stage Manager
D’Arcy Morris-Poultney Design Consultant
Jim Morrow Design Consultant
Jim Morrow Puppet Builder
Shahin Sayadi Photographer
Maggie Stewart Producer
Maggie Stewart Managing Director
Garry Williams Voice Coach