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"Forty" (A Play on the Armenian Genocide)

Written By Leonora Rianda

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Among the genocides of the twentieth century, the one most often likened to the Holocaust is the Armenian Genocide of 1915-16. In both cases, a religious minority was targeted, and in both cases the group that was victimized had long been the object of widespread hatred and persecution. As many at 1.5 million Armenians – perhaps half the total living in the Ottoman Empire -- perished in the genocide.

While the Holocaust is the subject of a vast literature, including many films and plays, the fate of the Armenians has seldom been dramatized. Now, Leonora Rianda, a fixture at OSU for many years, is nearing completion of a play on the Armenian Genocide. The entire work will premiere at OSU in April 2015. In the meantime, we are pleased to provide a sneak preview during HMW 2014. This event will culminate in a discussion of the play and of the genocide.

Withycombe Hall (campus map)
Lab Theater
Corvallis
OR
Free
Robert Peckyno
(541) 737-8560
robert.peckyno at oregonstate.edu
School of History, Philosophy, and Religion