DATE AND VENUE
22, 23.05.1996, 18.30, Istanbul Art Centre Chapel
TUNCEL KURTİZ THEATRE
- Written by: Nazım Hikmet
- Adapted, directed, performed by: Tuncel Kurtiz
Sheikh Bedreddin led a rebellion in the Ottoman era of early 15th century, in a time when social turmoil was widespread and reforms had come about in the philosophy of religion. He an his disciples adopted a commune view and defended fraternity of people, equality of all living beings and little Asian type production style. Muslims, Christians, Jews and others came together and fought for freedom within their self-formed conciousness. They fought for economic, political, religious, cultural and individual integrity... This ritual-like performance by Tuncel Kurtiz after Nazım Hikmet’s poetry will be staged as a one-man play accompanied by a cello and a singer in the mystical atmosphere of the Underground Cistern.