Theater: State of Denial

https://www.bayareadrama.company/state-of-denial

STATE OF DENIAL

**AMERICAN PREMIERE**

By Rahul Varma

Directed by Kimberly Ridgeway

June 7 to June 15

Sunnyvale Theater

550 E Remington Dr, Sunnyvale

Odette, a young filmmaker, travels to Turkey to investigate stories of genocide for an upcoming film. When she interviews Sahana, an elderly Muslim woman who has spent her life assisting survivors of the Armenian genocide, she learns a devastating secret that she resolves to share with the world at any cost, even if it means revealing her own shocking secret.

Varma’s work will not be easily forgotten, and it is an important exercise in raising awareness of the story of the Armenians in Turkey. This play humanizes this part of history, and shows us how, in the words of Sahana, “Hatred is an acid that will burn through its container.” —Chris Lane, Charlebois Post

The duration of the show is 120 minutes including an intermission. There will be a TalkBack with the playwright Rahul Varma after the shows on June 7, 8 and 9.

Advisable for ages 13+.