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Puppetry | Kids | Classes

Zahhak: Legend of the Serpent King

AGES 8—13
Sat, Oct 22, 2016
  • 3PM
  • 10:30AM

Fisher Building,
Hillman Studio 4th floor

RUN TIME: 90min
Sold Out

Single Tickets
Tue Sep 13
BAM members
Tue Sep 20
General public
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Saturday October 22, 2016
Performances no longer available.

Designed and Directed by Hamid Rahmanian

This 15min performance is followed by a shadow puppet workshop

A Persian legend comes to life with live musical accompaniment and intricate shadow puppetry. Taken from the Shahnameh or Book of Kings—an epic narrative penned in the 10th century by Persian poet Ferdowsi—this shadow play tells the story of a misguided prince who becomes the villainous Serpent King.

After the performance, kids participate in a hands-on workshop, creating their own shadow puppets inspired by characters from the Shahnameh.

Standby Ticketing 
Sold-out performance? Don’t despair. Standby tickets may become available and are sold on a first-come, first-served basis at the box office just before the start of the show. For updates on availability, call BAM Ticket Services at 718.636.4100 and follow @BAM_Brooklyn on Twitter.