Play at Capital Repertory Theatre shines light on Armenian Genocide

May 18, 2017 06:53 AM

ALBANY – Ordinarily, you wouldn't think a musical could capture the horror of what's been known as the Armenian Genocide. But that's exactly what's happening at the Capital Repertory Theatre. An event on Thursday night will shine a further spotlight on the issue.

The play is called "Some People Hear Thunder,” a performance set between 1914 and 1915 in New York and southern Turkey. It tells the story of the Armenian Genocide through song, dance and storytelling of people fighting for dignity and survival in the face of the brutal Turkish deportation.

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There is a special reception before the show to meet the playwright, kick off the final 10 days of the show, and learn about a historic period some still deny happened.

The Turkish-Armenian issue was revisited this week in Washington when President Donald Trump met with the Turkish ambassador at The White House. Violence erupted not far away and nine people were injured. Two were arrested.

The reception begins at 6 p.m. at Cap Rep and the show is at 7:30 p.m. "Some People Hear Thunder" runs through Saturday, May 28.

It also comes on the heels of the big screen movie "The Promise," which has gotten a lot of positive feedback, review and attention.


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