by Tara Grammy and Tom Arthur Davis
After award-winning runs in New York City and sold-out runs in Los Angeles & San Francisco, MAHMOUD returns to Toronto for one final run.Mahmoud is an exuberant, if overwhelmingly passionate, Iranian engineer-cum-taxi driver who relishes the chance to regale his 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” (whatever that means). When the three strangers find themselves crossing paths in the busy streets of Toronto, their experiences with racism, sexism, homophobia, homesickness, and everything in between become intertwined in unexpected ways.At once hilarious, insightful, and irreverent, Iranian born playwright/performer TARA GRAMMY (CBS Diversity Showcase) takes an exacting look at the political policies that hold immigrants as second class citizens and the media-created stigmas surrounding Iranian culture.