Beast on the Moon: September 24-25, Upper School Fall Theater Production

Sep 9, 2015 | All School, Fine Arts, Upper School News

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Gar oo chugar – There was and there was not.”
Aram Tomasian, the only member of his family to have survived the Armenian genocide during World War I, has immigrated to America. Determined to begin a new family and a new life as a photographer, he arranges a marriage by proxy with a picture bride, Seta. The play opens as Aram and Seta meet for the first time. The two are polar opposites, with just one tragic experience in common. Peppered with humor, irony, and bittersweet surprise, the play unfolds around the effort of the couple to build a family, until the presence of an orphaned boy forces them not only to reckon with each other, but also their past.
In Beast on the Moon, playwright Richard Kalinoski takes actual historical details of Armenian history and, through his poet’s imagination, fashions a universal story which speaks to all people of all times and of all places. A story of hope, healing, redemption, and finally, love.
imagesThursday, September 24 and Friday, September 25
7:00 p.m. (House opens at 6:30 p.m.)
Black Box Theater
$5.00 General Admission
The Company
Aram Tomasian…Akim Abdiyev
Seta TomasianAnya Smith- Roman
VincentJack McGuire
GentlemanZach Strother
Stage ManagerMakenzie Cartwright
Light and Sound Board OperatorJoshua Eastwood
Assistant Stage ManagerAbigail Emerson 
Stage Carpenter/Props BuilderHank Kunath 
Director/Production DesignClark Taylor