A house at the centre of Istanbul and along the lines of our present time; a middle-class family living in this house... The urban transformation in the city gains momentum and dooms its memory to nonlocality. Times when the past starts all over again and the future has already gone by.... The characters are busy with their everyday problems and just like it was in Chekhov's ground-breaking Cherry Orchard, they are not capable of understanding that change is nigh, fast and without any rule. What always happened before in the suburbs and which they remained indifferent to, because they weren't familiar with it, now knocks on their doors and forces them to leave their homes and roots.
Credits: WRITTEN & DIRECTION GÜLCE UĞURLU | ENGLISH TRANSLATION DENIZ VURAL | PERFORMERS BEDIR BEDIR, FUNDA ERYIĞIT, ESME MADRA | SCENOGRAPHY MERYEM BAYRAM | MUSIC DESIGN OKAN KAYA, YASEMIN ŞENGIL | LIGHT DESIGN YAKUP ÇARTıK | ASSISTANTS DILARA AKAN, FURKAN AK | PHOTO ALI GULER
CO-PRODUCTION ISTANBUL THEATRE FESTIVAL
premère 23 May. Istanbul theatre festival, Istanbul
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