absurd play. Absurd, really?
première on this Saturday of Feb 03, 2018 at the LBT, the beloved, small
theatre, that is fighting for more space for so many years now, was full with
150 seats, among the guests the new Premier Minister Tufan Erhürman and his
wife and the Deputy Premier Minister Kudret Öserzay and his wife. It’s been a
while that we have seen a new play lately, as the company has been travelling
with their last plays, successfully, in the South and in Turkey. I was missing
them. BRT 1 was there for the première with Kadri Esemen and his equip and a
handful of cultural journalists, so you may read about it.
commented my friend sitting next to me, ‘No, it is often every day’s reality.’ A
couple working themselves up into a frenzy while a war is happening outside
their windows and if it touches them, they take the things as they come. People
wrapped up in their own small senseless world hardly ever realizing what is
going on around them, fighting their daily fights about nothing.
was so well played by Hatice Tezcan and Osman Ates, so easily and convincingly
that I gasped at the ring of reality of it. Nehir Demirel, who directed the
play, gave the absurdity of the play, the irony of it, the right platform and
the stage and costumes design by Özlem Deniz Yetkili was just perfect, a modern
now on the play will be shown every Friday and Saturday at 20:00 hrs. It is in
Turkish but even without understanding much of the dialogue, it is a pleasure
to watch the acting. Please call (0392) 227 87 82 for tickets.
Frenzy for Two
by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Ülkü Tamer
Aytunç Şabanli and Melek Erdil
and Civilians: Izel Seylani, Melihat Melis Beşe, Cem Aykut, Pinar Inandım, Umut