Greek theater group to stage Armenian genocide play
Athens-based theater group Persona will stage the well-known play Beast on the Moon by Richard Kalinoski, directed by Lea Maleni. The play, which relies on actual occasions, offers with the lifetime of a younger couple from Armenia who emigrated to America after the Armenian genocide in 1915. Performances started in February, at Wherehaus 612 in Nicosia and others March weekends and audiences will comply with. trip, Cyprus-Mail reviews.
Beast on the Moon is the story of Aram and Seta in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA between 1921 and 1933. Aram is the one survivor of his household of the Armenian genocide. He fled to the US and works as a photographer. He reunites with Seta, his mail-order spouse, who on the age of 15 arrives in the US for a brand new life, forsaking an orphanage in Constantinople. His face is added subsequent to Aram’s in an outdated household picture that Aram introduced with him from his homeland and lower off the faces of his deceased relations. The place of his dad and mom within the picture is now taken by the newlywed couple. And together with his new spouse, Aram seems to be ahead to constructing the brand new Tomasian household. Nevertheless, issues didn’t go as deliberate.
“The query of immigrants or extra exactly of refugees, individuals who, violently in opposition to their will, have been pressured to depart behind destroyed homelands with no hope of return, doesn’t concern solely the Armenians of 1915”, affirm the organizers. “The violent eradication and chaotic flight of civilians is sadly a tragic sample repeated in human historical past, which in our time has taken on international dimensions with a bloody warfare within the Center East.”
Lea Maleni and the staff eight extra performances to attain. Actors Panayiota Papageorgiou, Thanasis Georgiou, Manolis Michaelides and Angelos Hadjimichael will carry this heartfelt story to life on March 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 and 25.
“Together with the efficiency,” provides the manufacturing staff, “within the lobby of the theater, in a specifically designed area, the function movie In Unusual Land will likely be introduced, additionally specializing in Armenian historical past, the massacres, the persecutions, uprooting and the battle to dwell in a brand new land. These will likely be proven by the accounts of descendants, private tales and voice paperwork, of people that discovered themselves in Cyprus from the trail they adopted after the genocide and in addition by artefacts, treasured possessions and objects. household pictures they have been capable of carry with them. “