October 15, 2011

Istanbul Theater Stages Armenian Writer’s Work


The Istanbul Municipal Theater will stage Hagop Baronyan’s “Eastern Dentist” (Adamnapuyjn Arevelyan) as a musical in the new season, marking the first time an Armenian play will be staged at a state theater in Turkey.

“Armenians are the foundation of Turkish theater. Artists bred in this area are the DNA of this land. We need to claim our past if we want to modernize. Unfortunately, we are a society without a memory,” said Ayşenil Şamlıoğlu, Istanbul Municipal Theater’s general art director.

The theater would be greatly pleased to bring the play to Armenia with its huge cast as well, Şamlıoğlu added.

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