By Heidi Trautmann
A monologue - a real life
story, a woman gets stuck in the void of everyday life being abused by her
family as the housekeeper and nurse; she feels stagnant, having nobody to talk
to than to the kitchen walls surrounding her while she prepares the evening
We women know this feeling
and how easily our families get into the routine of seeing mom as a piece of
furniture, a servant, faithful and always available.
When one day her friend wins
a ticket for two she just leaves a message on the kitchen table, packs her
suitcase and leaves the house. During her holidays she becomes a new woman and
at the end of it, she leaves her friend behind at the airport and stays to
return where she was so happy to start a new life.
What a great performance the
actress Sumru Yavrucuk gave us, she played the role of Shirley Valentine very
sensitively, the woman who regains her self-respect. Her mimicry showed all degrees
of emotion and her body told us from the humiliation she suffered to the
victory she won over herself.
Playwright: Willy Russell
Translator: Evren Ercan
Director/Actor: Sumru Yavrucuk
Stage set: Nurdan Aliyazıcıoğlu
Light effects: Yakup Çartık
Music/Vocal: Selmin Artemiz