Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic is a visually breathtaking cinematic shadow play for all ages. CMES will host four ticketed performances:
Saturday, April 16: 3:00 & 7:00 pm || Sunday, April 17: 3:00 & 7:00 pm
To purchase same-day tickets, please come directly to the Fitzgerald Theatre Box Office before the show; cash or personal check accepted. (The Harvard Box Office will remain open until 1 pm for the 3 pm show, and 4 pm for the 6 pm show).
"One of the great epics of all time and my favorite Shahnameh brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppets design and cinematic wizardry." —Francis Ford Coppola
This action-packed performance stages the magical tale of Zaul and Rudabeh, star-crossed lovers from the 10th-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). The largest shadow puppet play ever performed, Feathers of Fire features over 140 colorful shadow puppets, performers in elaborate masks and costumes, and digitally animated backgrounds, seamlessly choreographed together and projected onto a cinemascope-size screen to give the audience a feeling of “live animation.” Conceived, designed, and directed by visual artist and 2014 Guggenheim Fellow Hamid Rahmanian in collaboration with Larry Reed and ShadowLight Productions, the show has played to sold-out audiences in New York and San Francisco, will entertain children and adults alike. Creator Hamid Rahmanian will speak to the audience after each show to share a “behind the scenes” glimpse of the technical aspects of the production. Running time: 70 minutes, in English.
To purchase tickets, please go to the Harvard Box Office website
(Harvard, Senior (65+), student, and child (12 & under) discounts available).
Watch the trailer for the show here:
Contact: Liz Flanagan
Directions & Parking
The entrance to the Fitzgerald Theatre is on Cambridge Street across from 1673 Cambridge St (see pictures below).
(The address of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School is 459 Broadway). Map here: goo.gl/maps/jy5xA7QFzRD2
- Parking at the Fitzgerald Theatre is limited, and the garage is on Ellery Street under the tennis court. The garage may be full on Saturday afternoon (April 16). The main entrance is out of order; please enter through the exit.
- Please do not park in the Cambridge public library lot; once it closes there is no way of getting the cars out until the next day when the library opens.
- There is on-street meter parking.
- There is limited parking at the Broadway Garage (passes can be purchased online and printed in advance here). Broadway Garage is located on Felton Street, off Cambridge Street.