In 1953, Iran had a democratically elected government.
This is how the C.I.A. solved that problem.

A new rock opera by Michael Minn.
Historical. Relevant. Loud.

Mossadegh is the true story of the coup orchestrated by the C.I.A. in 1953 that installed the Shah of Iran. Driven by an infectious power-pop score, this 45-minute piece is entirely performed by the members of a four-piece rock band and features a wide variety of characters from this pivotal moment in American foreign policy.

Mossadegh premiered at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival.

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Greenwich Street Theatre
547 Greenwich Street

Tuesday 8/17/04 @ 7:00PM
Sunday 8/22/04 @ 1:45PM
Monday 8/23/04 @ 3:00PM
Thursday 8/26/04 @ 7:00PM
Friday 8/27/04 @ 7:00PM

"Rock fans, history buffs, and conspiracy theorists will have to agree that this heavy metal retelling of the 1953 CIA coup that deposed the sitting president of Iran is pretty frickin cool."
Kyle Ancowitz (

"Michael Minn's anachronistic hard rock treatment layers irony on the twisted and deplorable tale."
David Lipfert (Curtain Up)

"Fringe Festival highlight."
Alisa Solomon (Village Voice)