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Shake The Earth


New York Writer/Performer Lousine Shamamian is bringing her explosive one-woman show, Shake The Earth, to the San Francisco Bay Area for one performance on Sunday, May 8th. It had its world premier at the New York International Fringe Festival in August 2015 and received rave reviews.Bolstered by kufta and string cheese, Lousine yearns to bring the injustice inflicted on her ancestors to light. Can this meek gay Armenian stand up for herself and recount her great-grandfather Georgi’s remarkable story of survival during the Armenian Genocide? Hinging on the tension between Armenian and gay pride and driven by the Turkish government’s aggressive denial of the Armenian Genocide, this tragicomedy is an explosive tale of survival, resilience and freedom.

Written & Performed by LOUSINE SHAMAMIAN
Directed by MISTI B. WILLS

Tickets: Click here
Presented by AGBU-YPNC, with proceeds to benefit Syrian & Artsakh Humanitarian Relief.

Praise for Shake The Earth:Voted Best Bet for Fringe NYC Festival (2015)

“Lousine has managed to unite humor, biography and historical tragedy with brilliant gusto.”  - Huffington Post

“With a healthy dose of vim and vigor, this one woman show is a captivating and comedic true story.” Theater is Easy

“In one seriously funny hour, the comic mind plays many roles and takes us around the world.” - NY Theater Now

“This show has a raw power.”  - Works By Women

Two blocks from Ashby BART. Doors open at 7:30 pm, show begins promptly at 8.
For detailed directions: Click here

Early bird general admin: $20 through May 1st
Early bird student with valid ID: $15 through May 1st


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May 8, 2016 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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AGBU Young Professionals of Northern California

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La Peña
3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705 United States
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