World Premiere
Night Over Erzinga

An Armenian Family’s Story of Survival and Reconciliation

written by Adriana Sevahn Nichols
directed by Hafiz Karmali

September 15 thru October 9, 2011

at the South Side Theatre, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Ardavazt and Alice build a new life in the U.S. in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide but the past comes to haunt them in very different ways. Inspired by the playwright's family history, this tender epic spans generations and countries in a fluid and magical narrative that will be scored with original music by Bulgarian composer, Penka Kouneva; directed by international artist, Hafiz Karmali, set design by award-winning Mikiko Uesugi. "How did my grandfather lose two families in one lifetime but not lose his heart?" was the question that began Adriana's two-year journey to develop Night Over Erzinga, the inaugural commission of the prestigious Middle East America Award.

NIGHT OVER ERZINGA, written by award winning playwright, Adriana Sevahn Nichols, tells the moving story of an immigrant family of Armenian and Dominican heritage, exploring how a man can lose everything but his heart, and how a grandmother can reach through time, to unearth the untold story, and bring her children "home." Spanning two continents and three generations, from Western Armenia of 1913, to 1930's Massachusetts, to 1960's New York, ancestors are reunited with the living, as they each search for solace, and a way to make peace with the past.

Featuring: Natalie Amanian, Neva Marie Hutchinson*, Terry Lamb*, Sarita Ocón, Lawrence Radecker, Juliet Tanner, Brian Trybom

Design Team: Jim Cave, Mitchell Greenhill, Michelle Mulholland, Valerie M. Niles, Mikiko Uesugi*

Production Team: Wesley Apfel*, Deane Brannen-Jurgenson, Julie Gillespie, Aaron Niles, Jenna Stuart, Jocelyn Thompson

*Member Actors Equity Association, United Scenic Artists



Previews: September 15, 16, 17, Pay What You Can at the door, $20 in advance

Thursdays at 8:30 pm, Pay What You Can at the door, $20 in advance | Fridays at 8:00 pm, $28 | Saturdays at 8:00 pm, $36 | Sundays at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm, $28



Off the Grid Fridays!

If you are in the area to see the show on a Friday, make sure to check out the amazing food at this mobile catering event at Fort Mason.


Purchase your tickets today online here, or thru the Fort Mason Box Office at 415 345.7575


Help Support the Production Today:

Torange Yeghiazarian, Artistic Director / Serge Bakalian, Managing Director
450 Florida Street, San Francisco, CA 94110 / 415.626.4061 / information@goldenthread.org