Sundukyan State Academic Theatre

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The main entrance to the Sundukyan State Academic Theatre

The 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 and Edgar Elbakyan were the stars of the theater's group. They performed both national and foreign plays, such as Sundukyan's Testament, Muratsan's Rouzan, Shant's Ancient Gods, Camus's Caligula, Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Chekhov's Cherry Orchard, O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, Werfel's 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