The Hamazkayin “Oshagan” Chapter of Cyprus had its regular cultural evening on March 20, 2019; this evening was dedicated to the great writer Hovhannes Toumanian and drew over 65 attendees.
Arto Tavitian, the chapter executive board chairperson, opened the evening. He was followed by Hagop Kazanjian, who spoke about Toumanian’s life and work. Toumanian’s writing and his humanitarian and patriotic legacy were the subject of a masterful analysis by Asadur Devletian. Harut Tahmazian told stories from Toumanian’s daily life, while Tavitian read a thoughtful essay on Toumanian by Kazanjian.
The surprise for the evening was the newly established Hamazkayin “Hekiat” Youth Theater. Under the direction of Tahmazian, they presented three of Toumanian’s fables. Paula, Mariam, Natalie, Fabio, Edgar, Ari, Andre, Norair, and their parents deserved every accolade. We are confident that the membership of “Hekiat” will grow and they will present new surprises to their audience.