Curtain Theater, Bromery Center for the Arts (151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA 01003, Amherst MA)

An Iranian epic adapted by Bahram Beyza’ie Translated/adapted by Soheil Parsa and Brian Quirt Directed by Behnam Alibakhshi. February 24, 25 and March 1, 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 p.m. February 25 at 2:00 p.m. In the Curtain Theater $15 general admission, $5 students and seniors

*Aurash* is a retelling of the ancient Persian tale of Aurash the Archer, a foundational Iranian myth. Millennia ago, Aurash was sent by the Shah to fire an arrow from the top of a mountain, thereby ending decades of bloody war between Iran and Aniran and ushering in a glorious era in Persian history. This Persian myth may be new to them, but local audiences will find in it universal themes that translate across cultures and time: That hope, belief, hard work, and persistence matter, and that, in a world short on heroes, even an ordinary person can make a difference.

Tickets are sold through the **Fine Arts Center Box Office** (call 1-800-999-UMAS or visit the **website**):