After the success of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) premiere, the Stepanakert Drama Theater after Vahram Papazyan staged ‘Three Apples Fell from the Sky’ in Yerevan. For 3 days, on September 17, 18, 19, it will be presented to the audience of Yerevan at the Paronyan Theater. New York-based actress and director Karine Kocharyan made the decision to stage the play of Moscow-based Narine Abgaryan in Stepanakert right after the 44-day war.
The five months spent in Stepanakert were a period of disclosures and revelations for the director. She went to support the people of Artsakh, whereas she realized that she is the one who gained more hope, faith and strength from them. The troupe saw the condensation of the life of all Armenians in Artsakh and all Armenians and played with great inspiration in Narine Abgaryan's play ‘Three Apples Fell from the Sky’.
Narine Abgaryan's great and bright literature, the history of the emptying and dying Armenian village, the director considers to be another chance to talk to people about people and turned it into a touching theatrical story about love, the power of life, and the will to be reborn.
For about 2.5 months, the director worked to adapt Narine Abgaryan's play to the theater, turning the author's text into dialogues.
After Yerevan’s performances, the troupe will perform in Artashat, Hrazdan, Gyumri and Vanadzor.
Karine Kocharyan will return to New York in early October, but she is already thinking about going to Artsakh again in upcoming spring. She will return full of new projects and ideas and is already discussing the possibility of international tours of the Stepanakert Theater. Russia is the first in this series, followed by Europe and the United States.