Vahe’s play “Pink Elephant” will be performed in Greek, in Athens, Greece. The play opens on Saturday June 25, 2011 at the Municipal Theater of Rendi “Iakovos Kampanelis Hall” which is at Bihaki street 8. Additional performances will be held on Sunday, June 26, and Monday June 27.
“I’m really excited that the play will be performed in Greece, which is the birthplace of theatre as we know it,” says Vahe, “Its amazing that the play is as timely as it was 25 years ago.”
The story circles around six Armenian actors who are rehearsing for a play scheduled to open the following night, while the sounds of artillery fire approach ever closer. The intended piece the actors are rehearsing is an absurdist play that deals directly with the realities of Armenian life in Lebanon during the Civil War. The play premiered in Los Angeles, in 1985, at the Assistance League Playhouse. Directed by Vahe Berberian; Produced by Betty Berberian. An English translation of Pink Elephant was later produced in London, England; Edinburgh, Scotland; and in both Sacramento, and Los Angeles, California.
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