IBNA- The new play by the Iranian theater scholar, director and university instructor Ghotbeddin Sadeghi titled 'Better without You' will be released as a book.
In an interview with IBNA, Sadeghi referred to a noteworthy point: “‘Better without You' will be on stage in the city of Sardasht at 11:14 on, June 28, 2015 in time with the explosion of the first chemical bomb [during the Sacred Defense; the war Iraq imposed on Iran], in that city.”
Sadeghi stated that the book ‘Better Without You' is to be published by Qatreh Publications: ”I searched 70 pages of all data sources to write this play and referred to every information I could find.”
“’Better without you’ is about a number of victims who lost everything they owned as the result of bombings. Their agricultural land and orchards were destroyed and they moved to other cities as workers with chemical and respiratory diseases,” he added
Sadeqi said: “The play begins in a bus terminal and the character is a crucified person who has to sleep in standing position like a cross as he’ll die of lung problem, otherwise.”
The author pointed out that the other characters in the play are eight patients exposed to the chemical Iraqi bombs, and that he’s tried to show the bombardments of the city and the different reactions to it, ranging from the indifference of the authorities to the reactions of the people of the society.
He went on to say: “This is the first city in the world that was subject to chemical attack, but unfortunately, the authorities in our country and the international community did not pay appropriate attention to it. A specialized hospital was supposed to be built in this city, but the promise has not yet been fulfilled.”