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Artword Alternative,
75 Portland St
March 24 to April 4, 2004

Alianak Theatre Productions. presents
The Rogues of Urfa
written and performed by
Araxi Arslanian
directed by Rebecca Brown
music composed and
performed by Jesse Capon

Preview March 23 at 8 pm $10,
Tues-Thur 8 pm $15; Fri & Sat 8 pm $20; Sun 2.30pm PWYC
For ticket reservations, call 416-504-PLAY (7529)

A grandfather. Escape from the Armenian Genocide. A grandaughter. Brain lesion the size of an orange. The blood. The blood finds a way. Survival is no accident.

Dora Award nominee Araxi Arslanian recounts the true story of her grandfather Hovannes Bedrossian and her own survival of a near-fatal neurological disorder in this dynamic one-woman show, to the accompaniment of live percussive music.

When presented at the 2003 Summerworks (Factory Theatre) Festival, Jon Kaplan of NOW Magazine called her "a powerful performer and strong writer" while Eye Weekly named her one of the best female performers of 2000. For her performance in Theatrefront's production of Our Country's Good, NOW Magazine put her on their TOP TEN 2001 list.