Sojourn at Ararat
“The two gifted actors gently smooth out the crumpled-up pieces of paper…they symbolically string together the scattered beads & show that culture, any culture, lives on through the art its people creates."
-Patti Hartigan, Boston Globe
“[...] two dynamic performers […] who know how to blend their gorgeous voices and expertly trained bodies to create theatrical magic...” -LA Weekly
“The production, with chameleon-like grace and exquisite craft, achieves vast scale with a lightness of being....” -Ray Lloynd, Los Angeles Times
“Powerful, moving, impressive and entertaining, ‘Sojourn at Ararat’ is an unqualified delight.” -Clifford Gallo, Herald Examiner
“‘Ararat’ weaves simple, potent images of Armenia. It also provides a microcosm on the broader view of what it means to be a human being.” -Alan Raeburn, News Press
Sojourn at Ararat, the international award-winning sensation seen on four continents, will make its New York debut at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre, by special invitation from The Public’s Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis, for a one night only gala performance on Monday, January 18, 2010, at 7:30pm.
Originally premiering at the Edinburgh International Fringe Festival, with its creators, Nora Armani & Gerald Papasian, Sojourn at Ararat has been seen on 4 continents, in more than 25 cities worldwide, receiving accolades & awards. The show, about identity, home & love, brings to life the soul of the Armenian people through its poetry & literature. Sojourn at Ararat is a powerful vehicle for Genocide education, antiviolence & anti-war inspiration, with a strong message of peace, harmony & humanity, all in a highly entertaining evening.
The history of a forgotten people in search of an Identity and a Home is revealed through the simple love story between a man and a woman, in this ode to life where the absurdity of conflicts and wars is depicted with scathingly humorous and poignantly nostalgic moments of sublime literature and exquisite performances.
in more than 25 cities worldwide since its
Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1986
The original cast recording is now available on CD and will soon be released on DVD.