It Doesn’t Matter With Whom

“It Doesn’t Metter with Whom”

 

Original “Butterflies Are Free” by Leonard Gershe.
Drama
Director of the play – Lusine Yernjakyan
The play opened on May 16, 2009 in Yerevan.

 

All Don Baker wants is a place of his own away from his over-protective mother. Don is setting up in a New York apartment and making the acquaintance of his off-the-wall, liberated, actress neighbor Jill. Don learns the kind of things from Jill that his mother would never have taught him! And Jill learns from Don what growing up and being free is really all about.

 

*Butterflies Are Free (1969), a play by Leonard Gershe. To escape his authoritarian mother, Don Baker has taken his own apartment in New York. The decision is a brave one, since Don is totally blind. Before long Don is having an affair with his new neighbor, the slightly kooky actress Jill Tanner, but his mother will not leave Don alone. She and Jill are soon locked in battle, and for a while, it seems that Mrs. Baker will scare Jill into leaving Don. When Jill claims she simply does not want to be tied down to anyone, Don recognizes it as her unwillingness to commit to anyone, calling her “emotionally retarded... crippled. I'd rather be blind.” Jill stays and Don's mother finally lets him live his own life. 


*Don Baker, blind since birth, has moved to Manhattan in an attempt to make it as a songwriter. It is the first time he has been on his own, away from his over-protective mother.
When Jill, his free-spirited "flower child" neighbor, comes into his life, Don finds himself initially amused, and soon attracted to her. When mom arrives unexpectedly and finds the two of them together, fireworks erupt and the characters are forced to re-evaluate themselves and their personal foundations

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Press

The performance “It Doesn’t Metter with Whom” is the second independent work of young director Lusine Yernjakyan in Yerevan Chamber Theatre. She tries to put on performance psychological plays, presenting herself to the audience with unique youth style.”

Satenik Hovakimyan, “The way the performance is presented determines whether it is going to be successful or collapse”, “Iravunk de facto”, 30.03.2010

 

Festivals

06.10.2009 – Armenia, Yerevan. “It Doesn’t Metter with Whom” play was presented at the 7th International Performing Arts Festival “HIGHFEST” and received a Diploma. Director of the play – Lusine Yernjakyan.

12.11.2009 – Armenia, Yerevan; “It Doesn’t Metter With Whom” play was presented at the IV Republican festival of young theatrical directors and received a Diploma. Director of the play – Lusine Yernjakyan.

06.03.2010 – Armenia, Yerevan, “It Doesn’t Metter With Whom” play was presented at The 3rd Republican festival “Theatre-X” and received a Diploma. Director of the play – Lusine Yernjakyan.

27.03.2009 – The annual “Artavazd” prize was awarded to Lili Elbakyan in the nomination “Best youngest actress” for her performance in “It Doesn’t Metter With Whom”.

14.10.2010 – Armenia, Yerevan; “It Doesn’t Metter With Whom” play was presented at the V Republican festival of young theatrical directors and received a Diploma. Director of the play – Lusine Yernjakyan.

29.11.2010 – Armenia, Yerevan; “It Doesn’t Metter With Whom” play was presented at the First International Open Festival “The recovery of present” of the contemporary dramatic composition.

16.10.2011 – USA, Yerevan Chamber Theater presented the performance “It Doesn’t Metter with Whom”, as part of International Theater Festival in Los Angeles “Theaters of the World”, invited by the company “ASA ART INC”, on the stage of “Beyond the Stars Palace” (Glendale, CA).

 

Press

The performance “It Doesn’t Metter with Whom” is the second independent work done by the young director Lusine Yernjakyan in the Chamber Theater. She is trying to stage psychological theater, to present the audience her own youthful style."

Satenik Hovakimyan "Whether the performance will fail or not depends on how it is served", "Law de facto», 30.03.2010 

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