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Mahmoud's Back!

After award winning runs in New York City and sold out runs in LA and San Francisco, Mahmoud returns to Toronto for one final run.

Mahmoud is an exuberant Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale passengers with his love of Persian culture. Emanuelos, a fabulously gay Spanish perfume salesman, can talk a mile-a-minute about his boyfriend, Behnam. And then there’s Tara, an awkwardly charming Iranian Canadian preteen who just wants to be normal. When the three strangers, all played by Tara Grammy, find themselves crossing paths in Toronto, their experiences with racism, sexism, homophobia, political structures and everything in between become intertwined in unexpected ways, taking an exacting look at the ways diasporic populations deal with instability in their country of origin and the personhood they have in their new homes.

Mahmoud’s return run will coincide with its publication with Playwrights Canada Press.


The Theatre Centre

Wed, May 13th - 7:00pm
Thur, May 14th - 9:00pm
Fri, May 15th - 7:00pm
Sat, May 16th - 9:00pm
Sun, May 17th - 2:00pm

Tuesday, May 19th - 6:30pm (Play Launch Party), 9:00pm (Show)
Wednesday, May 20th - 7:00pm
Thursday, May 21st - 9:00pm
Friday, May 22nd - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 23rd - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 24th - 2:00pm