Sundukyan State Academic Theatre

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The main entrance to the Sundukyan State Academic Theatre

Officially Gabriel Sundukyan State Academic Theatre, founded in 1922 in Yerevan, is the oldest modern theatre in the Republic of Armenia.

Well-known actors and directors such as Vardan Ajemian, Valentin Podpomogov, Vahram Papazian, Hrachia Ghaplanyan, Hrachya Nersisian, Hasmik, Avet Avetisian, Arus Voskanian, Edgar Elbakyan were the stars of teatre's group. They performed both national and foreign plays, such as - Sundukian's "The testament", Muratsan's "Rouzan", Shant's "Ancient gods", Camus's "Caligula", Brecht's "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui", Chekhov's "The cherry garden", O'Neill's "Desire Under the Elms", Werfel's "The Forty Days of Musa Dagh", etc. People's Artist of the USSR Varduhi Varderesyan is the leading actress of Sundukyan Theatre.

The theatre is named after Gabriel Sundukian, who founded the Armenian school of realistic drama.

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Coordinates: 40°10′24.20″N 44°30′26.33″E / 40.1733889°N 44.5073139°E / 40.1733889; 44.5073139