GLENDALE—Acclaimed playwright and director Vahik Pirhamzei is finally bringing his unique flare and vision to an English language play about an unlikely hero who delights the audience with his spot-on wit and clever observations about the “normal” people around him.
“Unusual Heroes” is a 90 minute, fast-paced, one act play that incorporates new media into the traditional theatrical comedy setting. With on-screen news coverage introducing multiple characters to the primary story-line, the audience is taken into a dynamic world of comedic mishaps and mix-ups.
After completing two English language full-length feature films, “My Uncle Rafael” and “Guardian Angels,” this is Pirhamzei’s first English language play which introduces a wider audience to the often humorous nuances of being a multicultural community. The comedy takes the audience into the particulars of a dubious situation, and the misunderstandings and enlightenment that follows the main character, an underestimated and misunderstood young man, who finds himself in a situation that seems to be spiraling out of control. Pirhamzei, who plays the title character, takes the audience on a journey of possibilities as he encounters four beautiful women who are not only physically trapped in a beauty salon but also emotionally trapped by their own limited perception of their lives.
The play stars Vahik Pirhamzei, Anahid Avanesian, Narine Avakian, Helen Kalognomos, Paola Kassabian.
The play will be hosted at Glendale’s Beyond the Stars Palace at 417 1/2 N. Brand Boulevard. Tickets are available for purchase online at itsmyseat.com/Vahik or by phone at (626) 8MY-SEAT.