Author Archives: Aram Kouyoumdjian

Theater Review: “There Is” . . . More

In her first autobiographical solo work, “Ka yev Chka” (There Is and There Isn’t), Anahid Aramouni Keshishian recounted her early life in pre-revolution Iran; now, six years later, she has returned with a sequel, “There Is and There Isn’t II,” which picks up her story at the time of her family’s immigration to Soviet Armenia and traces her years there until her eventual settlement in the United States.

THEATER REVIEW: The ‘Fine’ in ‘Confinement’

BY ARAM KOUYOUMDJIAN The plays of Gurgen Khanjyan can be catnip for purveyors of sophisticated Armenian theater.  A production of “Averagneri Bahagneruh” (The Guards of Ruins) in 2009 was among the theatrical highlights of that year, and Tigran Kirakosyan’s recent staging of “Galank” (Confinement) at the Victory Theatre in Burbank will be remembered for its