IZAD ETEMADI: LET ME EXPLAIN
WRITTEN & PERFORMED BY IZAD ETEMADI
DIRECTION & DRAMATURGY BY MATT WHITE
MAY 25-JUNE 4, 2023
VENUE: The Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts
36 King Street W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1A3
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Izad Etemadi has spent most of his life explaining himself to others. His ethnicity, his sexuality, the pronunciation of his name.
But as an elder millennial dealing with back pain and digestive issues, he doesn’t have the time or energy to keep explaining things.
Through jokes, songs, and deeply personal stories, this queer Iranian-Canadian immigrant born in Germany is going to attempt to explain his entire existence in sixty-ish minutes, so he never has to do it again.
Izad Etemadi: Let Me Explain was conceived by Izad and developed by Green Light Arts. The first draft came into being during the Pandemic. This is the world premiere.
“[Izad's] character work was divine” – Broadway World
“Scene-stealing” – The Globe and Mail
“The mysterious performer behind the act blends over-the-top storytelling, comic cover songs and running punny gags into a laugh-filled tale” – Now Magazine
“Etemadi could weave a tale about a hangnail and leave his audience breathless” – View Mag
“Comedic genius is on display” – The Chronicle Herald
AUDIENCE ADVISORY: This play discusses racism, homophobia, terrorism, religion, and features a fair share of swearing. Viewers may experience therapeutic laughter and should not start the show with a full bladder. Recommended age 13+ years.
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes with NO INTERMISSION.
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