On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015, at the Hagop Der Melkonian theatre Hall in Lebanon, Hamazkayin Lebanon’s Central Executive organized an event where locally acclaimed artist, publicist and poet Marie Rose Abousefian presented the one man show “Dikran Medz”. Marie Rose Abousefian, who wrote and directed the play based herself on Berj Zeitountsian’s “Asdoudzo 12 ore” play, her knowledge of the Armenian history, as well as her personal thoughts and analysis.
The publically admired star welcomed the audience and expressed her gratitude to Hamazkayin Lebanon Central Executive.
Regarding “Dikran Medz” she stated that in the past, this area was war-torn and the people had appealed to Dikran Medz to come to their aid, successfully liberating and conquering the area and marking it part of his kingdom. She continued by adding that it’s true, Dikran Medz is no longer here to save the area from its complicated state, however there are his Armenian heirs who have inherited his will.
Marie Rose pointed out that Dirkan Medz had inherent love and patriotism towards his people and motherland.
She informed those present that whatever information we have today of Dikran Medz comes from external sources, seeing that Armenian sources, considered pagan or heathen, were destroyed once Christianity became the official faith of the country. Abousefian said: “ Living in the United States, it is impossible to not think about great political power, consequently, in “Dikran Medz” I’m mostly basing myself on this same idea of great political power.