“It’s true, what they say about silence being golden, but I have no love for gold, and I’d rather hear the sound of laughter than silence any time. That’s exactly why I decided to speak again,” says Vahe Berberian, regarding the premier of his latest monologue Sagayn.
The artist, playwright, and comedian, Berberian, will perform his new monologue in Armenian every Thursday night, May 21 through August 13 at the Brandview Collection in Glendale at 7:30 pm.
Berberian had performed his previous monologues, Yevaylen, Nayev and Dagaveen, for many months to sold-out audiences in Pasadena. He later took his one man show to dozens of cities through the United States, Canada, the Middle East, Europe, Armenia, and Australia.
Sagayn’s producer, Christina Shirinyan, explains that the show had to be moved to Glendale in order to accommodate Berberian’s large audiences and to provide them with a more central venue. “We’re thrilled about this new show,” says Shirinyan. “Can you believe it’s been five years since Dagaveen?”
Berberian explains that the Dagaveen tour exhausted him, so much so, that he needed to take a sabbatical in order to devote his time to painting and theater. “I can’t resist the urge to make people laugh and am looking forward to being back in front of an audience,” says Berberian. He promises that Sagayn will be as engaging as, and even funnier than his three previous one-man shows.
“For me, the monologue is the best way of bringing together the actor and the writer in me. Basically what I do is think out loud,” says Berberian, explaining that Sagayn is the continuation of the previous shows. “I talk about various topics, and then concentrate on Armenian characteristics, and finally reflect on the Armenian condition…all in good humor.”
The performances will be held at Brandview Collection, 109 E. Harvard St. Glendale, CA 91205, every Thursday, May 21 – August 13, 2009. Cocktails at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $30. For reservations please call (818) 941-4800. For organizations interested in booking shows please contact Christina, by calling the same number. Seating is first come first serve. Public parking available at the Marketplace structure on Maryland Ave or metered street parking on Harvard St.
For further information please visit www.vaheberberian.com