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Nine Armenians - Full Length Play

Nine Armenians

Leslie Ayvazian

Full Length Play

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780822216025

Three generations of an Armenian-American family yell, dance, carry fo…

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Three generations of an Armenian-American family yell, dance, carry food around, play tambourines, rollerblade, cry, scream, laugh and support each other. When daughter, Ani, 21, travels to Armenia, she learns more of her history and troubled heritage. When she returns, she learns much from her recently widowed her grandmother, Non, who teaches her how to incorporate this new knowledge into her life. In doing so, Ani empowers her mother, who embarks on her own pilgrimage to the homeland. These are kind-hearted people, embracing life even as they discover their historical tragedies.
"…Ayvazian's obvious personal exploration…is evocative, and her picture of an American Life colored nostalgically by an increasingly alien ethnic tradition, is persuasively embedded into a script of a certain supple grace…" —NY Post. "…NINE ARMENIANS is a warm, likable work that benefits from…Ayvazian's clear-headed insight into the dynamics of a close-knit family…" —Variety.


5m, 5f

Leslie Ayvazian

Leslie Ayvazian

Leslie Ayvazian is the author of 8 full-length plays and 7 one act plays, published variously by Samuel French and Dramatist Play Service. Some have been included in annual anthologies of best plays. Nine Armenians won the John Gassner/Outer Critics Circle Award for best new American play, The Roger L. Stevens Award, and second place for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Rosemary and I received an ... view full profile

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