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The Penguins

Premiere27.12.2023
Duration1 hour 10 minute
IntermissionNo
Age6+

The play “The Penguins” will give children the opportunity to observe events from the perspective of penguins. It combines themes of friendship and closeness, repentance and redemption, expressed in simple and understandable language. Audiences will see how three amusing penguins overcome obstacles during the performance. Nevertheless, young viewers will learn about the importance of offering help and loyalty from the very first moments upon entering the hall.

Authors

ACTORS

Sassoon David Copperfield

Premiere26.09.2023
Duration 1 hour 40 minute2 hour 10 minute
Intermission1
Age14+

Now imagine you’re finally having a chance to become a part of the worldwide magician David Copperfield’s Armenian tour.
Everything is excellent, the tricks are magnificent and surprising, but because of two Armenian spectators, the talk is interrupted.
In this seemingly infinite universe, an unimaginable love story unfolds, one that defies all expectations and surpasses even the boundaries of reality and language.

AUTHORS

Ara Yernjakyan 
Dramaturg and Director
Vahe Grigoryan
Musical arrangement

ACTORS

Zhanna Kocharyan

Actress
Date of Birth14․05․2001
Place of Birthc. Abovyan
EducationYerevan Regional State College No. 1, Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, workshop of Satenik Matevosyan

Actress Zhanna Kocharyan began her career with student performances. She played roles in plays such as “Little People,” “Lead Rings,” and also portrayed the main heroine in the play “The Little Mermaid” at the Yerevan State Youth Theatre. Her entry into the Chamber theatre was marked by the play “Hamlet,” where she initially played a court lady and later the role of Ophelia.

Performances

Manuk Hakhverdyan

Actor
Date of Birth01․07․1963
Place of BirthTehran, Iran
Awards
2nd Prize, Republican Festival “Humor and Satire”,
2011 – Honorary Diploma from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia on the occasion of the “20th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia.”

Manuk Hakhverdyan began his acting career at the Ashtarak Dramatic Theatre. He has been a member of the Chamber Theatre since 2002. His entry into the theatre was marked by the performance “Miss Armenia.” He has also played roles in several other productions, including “Titanic, made in Armenia,” “Nero,” “Miss Hell,” “Sassoon David Copperfield,” “Etude on Women,” “Every Day is New Year,” “Cabaret,” “Government Concert,” “To Arms,” “Albania+,” “Very Love Story,” and others. He appeared in the artistic film “Jeanne” directed by Ara Yernjakyan.
Manuk Hakhverdyan was one of the main actors in the program “Pahmtotsi” on the second Armenian television channel. He has acted in films such as “Our Yard,” “Choice,” “Symphony of Silence,” “Mr. Martiros,” “Sniper,” “Virtuoso,” and others.
He is a member of the Union of Theatre Workers of Armenia.

Performances

Narek Aleksanyan

Actor
Date of Birt19․07․1994
Place of Birthc. Goris
EducationYerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, workshop of Yuri Kostanyan

Narek Aleksanyan made his first professional stage appearance in the puppet play “Winged” at the Puppet theatre in 2014.
In 2016, as his diploma project at the Puppet theatre, he presented the plastic performance “The Best of Shakespeare.” That same year, along with the “Mihr” troupe, he performed in the dance play “Fortress” in Iran. Together with student friends, he directed the experimental play “The City Where I Am” by I. Vyrypaev. He played a role in the biographical experimental play “Bukovsky” by Marika Dovlatbekyan.
He joined the Chamber Theatre in 2021 with the play “Caesar’s Feast.”
Narek Aleksanyan is also involved in the repertoire plays of the theatre, including “Hamlet,” “Romeo & Juliet,” “B14/27,” and “It doesn’t matter with whom.”
He has appeared in TV series such as “Sharpshooter 2,” “Our Yard 25 Years Later,” “Honorable Beggars,” as well as in the artistic film “Jeanne” directed by Ara Yernjakyan and in short films like “Beyond the Threshold,” “Upside Down,” “Next Stop – Paradise,” “Innocent,” “The Hours of Your Life.” He also participated in the “Teletheatre” project on the First Channel. Narek Aleksanyan hosts his own authorial “Rap.Doc.”

Performances

Mher Alabegyan

Actor
Date of Birth27․05․1996
Place of Birthc. Charentsavan
EducationYerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, workshops of Ara Yernjakyan, David Hakobyan, Ara Gasparyan

Mher Alabegyan joined the Chamber Theatre in 2018 with the play “Romeo & Juliet,” portraying the character of Paris. Since 2021, he has been playing the role of Tybalt.
Mher also performs as Diogenes in the play “Caesar’s Feast” and as Fortinbras in “Hamlet.” He has also appeared in the play “40 Days on Mount Musa” at the National Academic Theatre named after G.Sundukyan. He participated in the National academic drama theatre by G.Sundukyan in the performance “40 Days on Mount Musa”. Mher studied in the departments of off-screen and dubbing sound at the “Media Academy” of Public Television. Currently, he works as a voice actor at Public Television.
Mher Alabegyan has appeared in the TV series “Meeting Place.”

Performances

Ermina Zakharova

Actress
Date of Birth12․09․1997
Place of BirthYerevan
EducationYerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, workshop of Grachi Gasparian

Actress Ermina Zakharova made her debut on the stage of the Chamber Theatre in 2021 with the play “Hamlet.” Following that, Ermina Zakharova also began performing in the play “Romeo & Juliet.” Currently, she is involved in productions such as “Fe-Show,” “B14/27,” and “Love Like in the Movies,” where her character plays a key role. Ermina’s first major and leading role at the Chamber Theatre was the character Jill Tanner in the legendary play “It doesn’t matter with whom”.
The short film “Emma,” featuring Ermina Zakharova, was recognized as the “Best Film of the Year” at film festivals in Tokyo and India, and it also received the “Jury Prize” in Moscow.
She has also appeared in TV series such as “Golden School,” “Age of Love,” “The Last Teacher,” “Snow Maiden,” “Poisonous Love,” and “Rose of Shiraz.”

Performances

Mkhitar Avetisyan

Actor
Date of Birth28․06․1977
Place of BirthYerevan
EducationYerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, Raphael Jrbashyan's Workshop
Awards
2015 – Commemorative Medal “Honorary Cultural Figure of the City of Yerevan”,
2017 – Certificate of Honor from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia. 

During his studies at the Theatre Institute, Mkhitar Avetisyan simultaneously performed in plays at the Yerevan State National Theatre: “Vokzal” by G. Matevosyan, “Christmas in the House of Senor Cappello” by E. de Filippo, “Poor Petros,” “Dragon” by E. Schwartz, “Chalice of Kindness” by W. Saroyan, “Let’s Dream” by Sasha Gitri, “Bear” by Chekhov, and others.
In 2001-2003, he worked at the Yerevan National Academic Theatre named after G. Sundukyan, from 2003-2005 in the Youth Experimental State Theatres of Yerevan as an actor, from 2004-2009 on Armenian Public Television as a film dubber. In 2006-2007 at the “32 Teeth” Club.
In 2009-2010, he hosted the program “Taxi TV” on ATV, and since 2009 – the popular science program “Traces of Events” on “Yerkir-Media.”
After a hiatus from 2004 to 2018, Mkhitar Avetisyan returned to work at the Yerevan National Theatre. Since 2021, he has also participated in the plays “Name” and “Dear Pamela” at the State Theatre named after G. Malian.
Mkhitar Avetisyan has been working at the Chamber Theatre since 2007, playing roles in several plays: “Cabaret,” “Albania+,” “Government Concert,” “To Arms,” “Armageddon,” “Scotch and Whiskey,” “Call of the Fireflies,” “Very Love Story,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “White Storks,” “Nazar, Nazar, to the End,” “Hamlet,” “5+1 Stories about Love,” “Behind the Scenes, or Anatomy of the Theatre.”
Mkhitar Avetisyan has also appeared in films and TV series such as “Zhanna,” “Glade of Deer,” “Fathers,” “White,” “Lola,” “Three Comrades,” “Diary of a Cross-Keeper,” “Age of Love,” “Oath,” “Zhirayr Glents,” and more. He has participated in TV projects like “Bookmark,” a play dedicated to Charents’ 125th anniversary, and others. 

Performances

Grigor Baghdasaryan

Actor
Date of Birth20․02․1963
Place of BirthYerevan
Education Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, workshop of Zaven Tavtian
Awards
2007 – Republican Theatre Festival “Artist” – “Best Male Performer”,
2010 – Certificate of Honor from the Mayor of Yerevan,
2013 – Gold Medal from the Ministry of Culture of RA,
2013 – Honored Actor of RA. 

Grigor Baghdasaryan’s acting career began in the studio of the Chamber Theatre. Only after completing two-year courses and becoming part of the theatre’s repertoire did he decide to enroll in the theatre institute. He has performed in productions such as “Titanic, Made in Armenia,” “Neron,” “Bedford Drive 610: I Am American,” “Miss Hell,” “Sassoon David Copperfield,” “Anter Ground,” “Cabaret,” “Government Concert,” “To Arms,” “Albania+,” “Very Love Story,” “Etude About Women,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Hamlet,” “Caesar’s Feast,” and others.
Grigor Baghdasaryan presented a solo performance, “Childhood for 2 Dollars,” based on Arthur Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman.”
He has appeared in films directed by Ara Ernjakyan, including “Deadline: 7 Days,” “Armenikum UPSA,” “Zhanna,” as well as numerous other artistic films and TV projects like “Instead of Another,” “Honest Thieves,” “Roots,” “North-South,” “Be Happy,” “Agent 044,” “Game of Chess,” “Accidental Happiness,” “Ambush,” “Angel School,” “The Secret of Shahmara,” “Elen’s Diary,” “Purgatory,” “See You in the Cabin in the Woods,” “In the City,” “Involuntary Millionaire,” “Anna,” “Artist,” “Open Your Eyes,” “Lucky,” “Avenger,” and many more.
Baghdasaryan has also performed in improvisational plays “And Then” and “After 40 Days of Ascension.”
He is the author and performer of more than 50 songs, for which he has been awarded certificates from the Armenian song festivals “Sayat-Nova” and “Krunk.”
Grigor Baghdasaryan is a member of the Union of Theatre Workers. 

Performances

Davit Abrahamyan

Director, Actor
Date of Birth25․12․1998
Place of BirthYerevan
EducationYerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinema, workshop of Satenik Matevosyan

Davit Abrahamyan works at the Chamber Theatre as an actor, director, and playwright. The plays he has written and directed are part of the theatre’s program and are in high demand among the audience. He joined the theatre during his school years as a props assistant. His first professional play at the Chamber Theatre was “The Armenian and the Armenian,” where he served as a playwright, director, and lead actor. This was followed by the play “5+1: A Love Story,” which was nominated in several categories at the “Artavazd” awards. Eva Khachatryan, the lead actress of the play, received the award for “Best Actress of the Year.”
In 2021 and 2022, Davit Abrahamyan was nominated for the “Artavazd” awards in the categories of “Best Young Director of the Year” and “Best Youth Play of the Year.” In 2022, he directed his original play “Behind the Scenes, or Anatomy of the Theatre” at the Chamber Theatre, where he is also engaged as an actor.
Davit Abrahamyan began his acting career while still a student, directing plays such as “+1,” “Invisible,” and “Oxygen,” which participated in various international festivals. 

Performances