Arian Moayed is quite upset that his latest project- A Doll’s House- is still so applicable in the 21st century. The play in three parts- which was written by playwright Henrik Ibsen back in 1879- tells the story of a married woman named Nora Helmer, who seeks opportunities in a world that is hugely patriarchal. The play was quite ahead of its time when it was first staged, and it has seen multiple adaptations throughout the years.
Speaking about the play’s opening on Broadway on Thursday, Moayed stated that he really hated that the play was still quite poignant in today’s world. He hated the fact that a play written 140 years ago spoke about the same issues that people faced today as well.
Arian Moayed Will Play A Part In A Doll’s House
Arian Moayed, an Iranian-born dramatist who emigrated to the States with his family when he was a kid, stated that this play was quite close to him- considering it came on the heels of the Iranian revolution. The revolution was sparked after a 22-year-old woman was killed by the police in the country after she allegedly violated the strict hijab rules.
The 42-year-old actor/dramatist was in Berlin when he received an offer to be in this play. The actor- who had also received a Tony nomination quite some time back- found several parallels between the protagonist of the play and the Iranian women who were protesting against the regime that was in power.
The spring will be quite busy for Arian Moayed- who also had a role in Spider-Man: No Way Home- as he was also a part of the final season of Succession. The current adaptation of A Doll’s House will also have Jessica Chastain, Ellen Burstyn, Andrea Martin, Christian Slater, and Nicholas Braun playing important roles.