Pinetree secondary graduates — and brothers — Arash (left) and Aryo Khakpour are the artists-in-residence for the 15th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.
Founders of a performing arts company called The Biting School, the pair will show their work-in-progress of Suddenly Slaughter at the Russian Hall (600 Campbell Ave., Vancouver) on Jan. 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. during the fest, which runs at various locations around Vancouver from Jan. 17 to Feb. 3.
Suddenly Slaughter is the Khakpours’ re-interpretation of Iranian playwright Abbas Nalbandian’s work Suddenly, This God Lover Died in the Love of God, This God Slain Died by the Sword of God.
Nalbandian’s plot centres on a communal house in a poor neighbourhood of Tehran and, because of its political text, has only been performed once.
For tickets to PuSh Festival shows, call 604-449-6000 or visit pushfestival.ca.