Sundukyan State Academic Theatre

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Sundukyan State Academic Theatre
Sundukyan Theatre sculptures 1.jpg
The main entrance to the Sundukyan State Academic Theatre
Sundukyan State Academic Theatre is located in Armenia
Sundukyan State Academic Theatre
Location within Armenia
General information
Type Theatre
Location Yerevan,  Armenia
Country Armenia
Coordinates 40°10′24.20″N 44°30′26.33″E / 40.1733889°N 44.5073139°E / 40.1733889; 44.5073139
Completed (1922-02-25)February 25, 1922

The Gabriel Sundukyan State Academic Theatre (Armenian: Գաբրիել Սունդուկյանի անվան ազգային ակադեմիական թատրոն), founded in February 25, 1922 in Yerevan, is the oldest modern theatre in the Republic of Armenia.[1]

Well-known actors and directors such as Vardan Ajemian, Valentin Podpomogov, Vahram Papazian, Hrachia Ghaplanyan, Hrachia Nersisyan, 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.[2][3][4]

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

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