Theatre Painted Bird will host Yerevan State Youth Theatre, Edith Piaf-Marcel Cerdan, on Oct. 15th and 16th!
Edith Piaf in Istanbul at 100th Birthday!
Yerevan State Youth Theatre, invited by the Theatre Painted Bird, will be performing in Istanbul for the first time with the play that focuses on Edith Piaf’s love and longing for Marcel Cerdan, ‘Edith Piaf-Marcel’ on Oct. 15th and 16th!
Feminist theatre company Theatre Painted Bird celebrates its 15th birthday in 2015 with ‘Edith Piaf-Marcel,’ performed by the Yerevan State Youth Theatre, on Piaf’s 100th birthday. ‘Edith Piaf-Marcel’ will be performed at the Şişli Municipality City Cultural Centre on the 15th and 16th of October, directed by Hagob Ghazanchyan while the well acclaimed, young actress Mariam Ghazanchyan takes the role of the legendary singer Edith Piaf.
The diva of France Edith Piaf (The Little Sparrow) was born in 1915. She started singing on the streets of Paris when she was a child. After Louis-Leplée, who ran a nightclub on the Champs-Elysées, discovered her talent, Piaf started her music career in Paris circles. She then became the most loved and sought after singer in Paris, in Europe, in the US and the entire world. She breathed life to more than a hundred songs from 1933 until her death at 1963.
The musical ‘Edith Piaf-Marcel’ is based on the theme of Piaf’s great love for world boxing champion Marcel Cerdan and what she went through after Cerdan’s death. In the play Edith Piaf creates a spiritual and imaginary world in order to communicate with Marcel after his death in a plane crash in 1949. She reaches Marcel in this spiritual and imaginary world through her songs, each of which turns into a prayer. Mariam Ghazanchyan utters solely one word through the length of the play: M-A-R-C-E-L!
‘Edith Piaf-Marcel’ will both celebrate the 100th birthday of legendary singer Edith Piaf and will be the first play originating from Armenia to be staged in Turkey. The solo musical performance of Mariam Ghazanchyan will tell the story of Piaf’s love and longing for Marcel through her songs in French.