GLENDALE–Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater’s troupe of 21 will be touring the United States and Canada in September and October.
The theater is expected to show at least 6 performances from its repertoire of sixty. Aside from its theatrical value, the tour of Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Drama Theater bears national, moral, historical, cognitive, and esthetic significance.
The arriving troupe is led by Mr. Armenak Bayandouryan, Artistic Director of Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater, head of the Armenian Diaspora in Georgia, newly elected member of the Georgian Parliament.
Like Polis, old Tiflis, used to be a prosperous cultural and industrial capital for many generations of Armenia’s.
In Tbilisi, Armenia’s have given away almost all of their leading positions except for the Armenian theater, which absorbs all the love, care, attention and support of the Armenian population of Tbilisi.
Led by our decision to support the Armenian residents of Tbilisi, we gladly accepted the suggestion of Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater go on tour of United States and Canada. We have already done a lot to welcome the troop of the 152 years old Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Dramatic Theater .
We believe that the tour will be of not only moral importance for the Armenian residents of Tbilisi and Georgia, but will also be a good opportunity for the meetings between the old and new Armenian societies of Sayat Nova and his predecessors, Ashtaraketsi and the Nersesyans, Soundukyan, Proshyan, Toumanyan and the members of his Vernatoun, for the Tbilisi residents of the past and the present times, as well as for the comparatively new Armenian diaspora. The tour and the meeting with Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater will be of great importance for the American-Armenia’s from the viewpoint of the acquaintances, spiritual communication, exchange of experiences expected.
It is planned that the theater will go on tour in the cities with large Armenian communities in America and Canada. There will be performances in California ( Glendale, Montebello, Orange County, Encino, Fresno, San Francisco. In the East Coast United States the theater will have performances in New York, New Jersey & Boston. In Canada it will perform in N. Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto.
The Tbilisi based Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater has celebrated its 152nd anniversary, it’s the oldest professional theater in Caucasus, the only state non-Armenia based Armenian theater, an important centre for the development and spreading of the Armenian culture.
Gabriel Soundoukyan, Petros Adamyan, Siranoush and many other outstanding cultural figures served their nation in this theater.
The organizing committee believes that Tbilisi’s Petros Adamyan State Armenian Dramatic Theater’s Tour is expected to be an event that will uphold the Armenian identity and encourage the people.” Pepo”, “ My Daughter’s Fiances”, “Love Under The Elms”, “ Be Healthy”, “Khataballa”, “ The Guards Of Ruins” will be performed.
The Armenian community should not lose such a great opportunity.