16 July 2015
On 27 June this year, in the Puppet Theatre in Plovdiv was presented the show on the novel by Varujan Vosganian “Book of Whispers” in Armenian, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide.
After two successful performances in Bulgarian, which were presented on 25 April and 16 May this year, with very strong interest from Plovdiv, the hall filled up again on 27 June, when was announced the premiere in Armenian.
The AGBU Plovdiv Chapter leadership was provided 35 free tickets to representatives of Armenian organizations who attended at the performance.
Artists of children’s drama company “Malvina Manukyan” to AGBU Plovdiv Chapter prepared the premiere in Armenian in less than a month. Strong episodes of the novel, which involved 5 to 18 years old artists showed the suffering of the Armenian people. They strongly impressed the author of the novel, which arrived invited by AGBU Plovdiv Chapter from Romania for the first performance in Armenian. With tears in his eyes and excited by what he saw, Varujan Voskanyan climbed on stage and shared that his tears were caused by the joy that images of his grandfather Setrak and Garabed lived again, brought to live by the small artists.
When Silva Dolmayan (co- director) shared how intensively worked with the children to prepare for their roles in Armenian, and that among them are children of Bulgarian origin and of mixed marriages, Varujan Vosganian replied with a smile – “Just one drop of Armenian blood in the veins is sufficient to feel an Armenian.“
Happy smiles appeared on the children’s faces when Mr. Vosganian publicly invited them to present the show in Bucharest and Constanta.
On June 27, 2015 Varujan Vosganian and his wife was greeted in Plovdiv by the President of AGBU Plovdiv Chapter Rupen Chavushyan and accommodated at the hotel. After the show AGBU leadership organized a dinner for the guest and his wife Michaela , the AGBU Plovdiv Chapter leadership , the church board and director of the theater group. Silva Dolmayan (co- director) shared with Mr. Vosganyan how she was pressed for short time prepare with the children the play in Armenian language.
On the next day Hr. Erniasyan, member of AGBU Plovdiv Chapter’s leadership with guests take a walk in the Old City , where they visited the Armenian church and met on cup of coffee with the Board of Armenian church.