Acclaimed playwright and director Vahik Pirhamzei is finally bringing his unique flare and vision to an English language play about an unlikely hero who delights the audience with his spot-on wit and clever observations about the “normal” people around him.
Unusual Heroes is a 90 minute, fast-paced, one act play that incorporates new media into the traditional theatrical comedy setting. With on-screen news coverage introducing multiple characters to the primary story-line, the audience is taken into a dynamic world of comedic mishaps and mix-ups.
After completing two English language full-length feature films, My Uncle Rafael and Guardian Angels, this is Pirhamzei’s first English language play which introduces a wider audience to the often humorous nuances of being a multicultural community. The comedy takes the audience into the particulars of a dubious situation, and the misunderstandings and enlightenment that follows the main character, an underestimated and misunderstood young man, who finds himself in a situation that seems to be spiraling out of control. Pirhamzei, who plays the title character, takes the audience on a journey of possibilities as he encounters four beautiful women who are not only physically trapped in a beauty salon but also emotionally trapped by their own limited perception of their lives.
Starring: Vahik Pirhamzei, Anahid Avanesian, Narine Avakian, Helen Kalognomos, Paola Kassabian
Beyond the Stars Palace| 417 1/2 N. Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 |Venue: (818) 243-7827 | www.stars-art.wix.com
Tickets: itsmyseat.com/Vahik | (626) 8MY-SEAT | (818) 265-0506
Tickets: $25-$55 adults | Group Bookings also available!
Premieres: Saturday May 17th at 8pm and Sunday May 18th at 7pm itsmyseat.com/Vahik