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CANCELED — Hamid Rahmanian’s Song of the North

Oct 27

Performance Dates

  • Fri Oct 27 2023 8:00 PM


Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Update About the Performance:

On Monday, October 23, we received word from Song of the North’s creator Hamid Rahmanian that the truck containing all their equipment — including the 500 hand-crafted shadow puppets that were central to their show — had been stolen in San Francisco. The truck has been recovered, but there is a loss of equipment and some damage to the puppets that will take time to repair. 

We regret that we are not able to move forward with this Friday's performance. The event has been canceled.

We fully expect to present Hamid Rahmanian’s work in a future season.

In the meantime, ticket holders for Song of the North may request a refund prior to January 30, 2024. Alternatively, you can donate your ticket and support Meany as we continue to support artists. You have the following options regarding your concert tickets:

  • donate your tickets back to Meany as a tax-deductible gift
  • exchange into another performance in the 2023–24 Season 
  • purchase a gift certificate (no expiration)
  • receive a refund

Select Your Option


Song of the North is a cinematic performance combining the manual art of shadow puppetry with projected animation to tell the courageous tale of Manijeh, a heroine from ancient Persia. Manijeh must use all her strengths and talents to rescue her beloved Bijan from a perilous predicament of her own making and help prevent a war.  This epic love story, adapted from the Book of Kings (Shahnameh), employs a cast of 500 handmade puppets and a talented ensemble of nine actors and puppeteers to create a spectacular multimedia experience.

The Persian soul and culture vibrate in this original and poetic show.
Toute La Culture

The ENCORE+ digital program for this performance is available to READ ONLINE

Kingorama Ensemble: Emily Batsford, Ray Dondero, Sam Jay Gold, Harrison Greene, J Hann, Caroline Pasture, Esme Roszel, Clay Westman,and Christopher Williams 

Funded in part by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Mellon Foundation and support from the Doris Duke Foundation.

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