Mark Ashby's rendition of Reza Pahlavi's Winds of Change serves as a clear and uncompromising account of the current social and political situation in Iran. Ashby's voice is measured and reasonable, making Pahlavi's arguments accessible for all. The audience will be transfixed by the candidness with which Pahlavi addresses his compatriots, asking them to unite around the idea of democracy. Pahlavi, the elder son of H.I.M. Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and H.I.M. Farah Pahlavi, asks his fellow Iranians to support a "robust political strategy" for helping the country take hold of its future. The performance is memorable and thought-provoking. Mark Ashby's performance alerts the listener of the complexities of Middle Eastern politics.
Forced to become a normal citizen, the exiled son of the late Shah of Iran attempts to provide understanding and direction for his country and its people.