LOS ANGELES -- The best laid plans of mice and men -- and moths.
The Agbu Ardavazt Theatre Company will end the scheduled run of its production of The Moths Nov. 1. The show opened Sept. 19, nine days later than originally announced, due to last-minute work-related conflicts of two cast members. Ralph Arzoomian's play runs at the Hudson Backstage Theatre in Hollywood.
Artistic director Krikor Satamian stepped into the role of Father Nikos originally cast with Ben Myerson. Shannon Welles took over for Magda Harout, who had been called out of town for personal appearances in conjunction with her Cannon commercial.
According to artistic director Satamian, Agbu Ardavazt was founded in 1979 and generally dedicates itself to productions specifically for Armenian audiences. The range goes from "international classics to modern authors," says Satamian, "and sometimes we also bring Armenian authors to a wider audiences, as in this case."
The Moths fly through Nov. 1 at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. Call (626) 794-7942. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent
and David Lefkowitz