Theatrical Figures Mark Isahak Alikhanian’s 130th Birthday Anniv.


YEREVAN, MAY 29, NOYAN TAPAN. The memory-morning party taken place on
May 29 at the Theatrical Figures’ Union of Armenia was dedicated to
the 130th birthday anniversary of famous producer, actor and theater
builder Isahak Alikhanian who has been honoured the first People’s
artist title of the Soviet Armenia. Isahak Alikhanian, with his rich
and various theatrical activity, has his unique place in history of
the Armenian theater, speaker of the day Vahe Shahverdian, the
Artistic Head of the Gabriel Soundukian National Academic Theater
emphasized. According to him, the younger generation almost does not
know Alikhanian, and there are neither his partners nor contemporaries
now, but this fact does not cover with shade the great actor’s
productive way. Isahak Alikhanian played at the Baku Armenian theater
during the first times, then moved to the Tbilisi Armenian theater. He
was invited in 1922 with some other actors from Tbilisi to Yerevan to
found the Gabriel Sundukian State Academic Theater. On the stage of
the mother theater, the prominent artist staged Sundukian’s “Pepo” and
at the same time played the leading hero’s, Pepo’s part.

Living and working in Yerevan during a short period of his life, the
talented actor and producer returned Tbilisi later.

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