Javad Zolfaghari - Iran

The Performance :

This Puppet play is based on an old Iranian folktale. An old lady is going to visit her new married daughter. On the way she encounters with the wolf, tiger and lion, who want to eat her. The old lady pretends to be very weak and asks them to see how thin she is, and to let her go to her daughter's home. On the way back she would be fat enough to be eaten. They accept and the old lady continues her way.

The intelligent and keen old lady comes back inside of a pumpkin and in this way none of the wold, tiger or lion will know her. Finally she can reach her home safely and happily.