3 plays from Turkey headed to Paris for Chantiers d’Europe

Three productions from Turkey are preparing to hit theater stages in the French capital this month as part of Chantiers dand’Europe, an international festival of theater, dance and world music, organized annually by the Paris-based Thandeacuteandacirctre de la Ville.
Turkey is one of five guest countries and will be featured alongside Greece, Poland, Portugal and Italy in the 2015 festival, its sixth edition, which runs from June 10 through 28, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (iKSV), a partner of the 2015 event via its Istanbul International Theater Festival, said in a press release issued Tuesday.
and”Aalst,and” a Polish-Turkish co-production performed by Turkish actors and based on a Flemish text written by Pol Heyvaert and Dimitri Verhulst, is the first play on the bill. Inspired by a true story that took place in Belgium in 1999, the play is about a couple accused of murdering their two kids. Its Chantiers dand’Europe performances are set for June 13 and 14 at the Thandeacuteandacirctre de la Citandeacute Internationale.
Turkish shadow theater master Cengiz andOzekand’s and”Banduyandulandu Aiaandcand” (The Magic Tree), a contemporary take on the ages-old KaragandOz tradition, is the second production headed to Paris for Chantiers dand’Europe, where it will be staged on June 20 and 21 at the Thandeacuteandacirctre Paris-Villette.
and”istenmeyenand” (Persona Non Grata), a Turkish production directed by Ceren Ercan, which premiered during last yearand’s 19th Istanbul Theater Festival, is the final play on the bill and itand’s slated for a June 27 performance at the Nouveau Thandeacuteandacirctre de Montreuil. Set during the early days of Turkeyand’s 2013 nationwide Gezi Park protests, the play focuses on cultural conflicts, politics and family dynamics.
For further information about Chantiers dand’Europe, see www.theatredelaville-paris.com.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman