Monthly Archives: February 2016

Getting to Know Vista Players’ Aram Kouyoumdjian

Buy TicketCalStage sits down with Happy Armenians creator and Vista Players Artistic Director Aram Koujoumdjian

CalStage: How did you find your way to Sacramento?

Aram: I’m Armenian by ethnicity, but I was actually born in Beirut. I spent my earlier years there and my formative years in Los Angeles. I attended UCLA for undergrad and got my B.A. in English, then moved up to Sac for law school at UOP McGeorge School of Law

Happy Armenians
Daniel Hubbard as Levon and Heather Lynn Smith as Siran in “Happy Armenians.”

CalStage: What got you into theatre?

Aram: I’ve loved theater from a very early age. I used to go see productions at the playhouse in the Armenian Quarter of Beirut — by myself — before I was even 10. I was writing full-length plays by high school.

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CalStage Marks Easter Uprising Centennial

Easter Rising, California Stage

Buy TicketFor one weekend only, California Stage Theater Company will honor Dublin’s fallen and celebrate its fighting spirit with Ray Tatar’s EASTER RISING: DUBLIN 1916.

This moving Readers Theater piece commemorates the 1916 Dublin uprising that sparked a revolution. Four performances will be given March 18th-20th in the California Stage Theater:

Friday, March 18th @ 8pm
Saturday, March 19th @ 2pm & 8pm
Sunday, March 20th @ 2pm
Tickets are on sale NOW!

Ray Tatar’s Easter Rising: Dublin 1916 takes audiences into the rough and tumble streets of Dublin during the infamous insurrection. Told from the diverse perspectives of the people who lived it–unsuspecting bystanders, a Priest dragged by duty into the fray, and young revolutionaries fighting for their freedom—Tatar’s evocative piece captures the hope, the fear, and the rage of a people swept up in revolt.

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