On December 14, 2018, in the Hovhannes Boghosian Theater in Lebanon, the Republic of Artsakh Shushi Mgrdich Khantamirian State Theater gave a puppet showing of “Hay Muke” (Armenian mouse). The show’s artistic director was popular artist Leonid Harutyunian. The show took 45 minutes and was meant for children six and older. The message of the presentation was that being little is not a bad thing. If someone wants to fight, live, and has the vital strength to do so, age doesn’t mean anything; what matters is willpower.
The presentation was noteworthy because it had been years since Lebanon had seen a puppet show. The show caused great joy among the children in the hall, who followed the story closely.