“Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World” with Javaad Alipoor and King Raam | The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series

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This speaker event is recorded live on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 5:30 pm in the Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI.

In the 1970s, Fereydoun Farrokhzad was a significant cultural icon, sex symbol, and chart-topping pop singer whose music and television programs were heard and viewed by millions of Iranians. A decade later, living in political exile in Germany, he was found brutally murdered.

The murder, still unsolved, serves as the starting point for Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World,” a new theatrical work by British-Iranian theater maker Javaad Alipoor, featuring Iranian musician, writer, actor, and podcast host King Raam. The show will be staged as part of the UMS season while this series event will bring Alipoor and Raam together to showcase their individual practices and a discussion of their collaboration and their common cultural background and influences.

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The Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series Fall 2023 Season

This winter, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker Series brings respected leaders and innovators from a broad spectrum of creative fields to Ann Arbor’s historic Michigan Theater for weekly in-person events.

Detroit Public Television and PBS Books, in partnership with the Stamps School, will stream each week’s event Fridays at 8pm.

See the full schedule of events livestreamed by PBS Books here.

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