Monday, May 14, 2007

The Secret War

Singing, dancing, and Satan. An epic 75-minute-long adventure, produced in the cavernous Milagro Theater. Evil Imams, devout but demon-possessed Muslims, and the unstoppable evil of Ahriman. And the one thing that can save the day? A mystical DJ. Darius Safavi's The Secret War ("Episode 1: The Desecrated Ziggurat") is absurd but enjoyable, sloppy but creative. Don't expect to have any idea what's going on, but in the third chapter, "Gemini," the action switches to a modern-day land that rules with an admixture of technology and magic and lets loose language like "Let air-conditioned stars swallow the souls of prophets!" Sure, I'm game for that.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We saw Mr. Safavi's mutimedia experience last night. Cleary he is a rising talent with many interesting ideas. Excellent acting served to draw the audience into the complicated tale. The only downfall is that the production is not available in a recording for all to see.

Congratulations to everyone involved!