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  • A Nowadays Theatre Production in Association with Crow's Theatre
  • Mohammad Yaghoubi
  • Mohammad Yaghoubi
  • Feb 6 - Feb 25, 2024
  • Tickets start at $50
  • Studio Theatre
  • Details

    Performed in English with select performances in Farsi, EARWORM, a Nowadays Theatre production in association with Crow’s Theatre, is written and directed by Mohammad Yaghoubi. Homa, a long-time immigrant from Iran who fled persecution from the Islamic regime, must negotiate the reality that her son is in love with a conservative Muslim woman. When Homa's past catches up to her in present-day Toronto, their future happiness is threatened.

    Inspired by real events, EARWORM is a stunning depiction of the far-reaching impact of the Iranian revolutions of 1979 and 2022 through themes of love, power, parenting, and political asylum.

    Born and raised in Iran, Mohammad Yaghoubi is an award-winning playwright, director, screenwriter, and theatre instructor. His plays have been translated into six languages and produced all over the world. Following a decade of producing theatre in Iran, Mohammad co-founded Nowadays Theatre in Toronto in 2016, and it quickly established itself with critically acclaimed productions in English and Farsi, including Swim Team, Dance of Torn Papers, Winter of 88, Heart of a Dog, and The Only Possible Way.

    For more information about Nowadays Theatre, please visit https://www.nowadaystheatre.org/.

    Peformed in Farsi with English Surtitles:
    • Wednesday, February 7 @ 8:00pm
    • Friday, February 9 @ 8:00pm (Opening Night)
    • Friday, February 16 @ 8:00pm
    • Saturday, February 17 @ 2:00pm
    • Friday, February 23 @ 8:00pm
    • Saturday, February 24 @ 2:00pm
    Pre-Show Chat (in the Lobby):
    • Sunday, February 18 (also a Pay-What-You-Can performance)
    Post-Show Talkback (in the Theatre):
    • Tuesday, February 13
    Mask Mandatory Performances:
    • Sunday, February 11 @ 2:00pm (also a Pay-What-You-Can performance).
    • Tuesday, February 20 @ 8:00pm
    “An excellent company.” NOW Magazine

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     Crow’s Theatre Production Residency Program

    The Meighen Family Foundation

  • Dates & Times
  • The Team


    • Mohammad Yaghoubi - Playwright and Director