TODAY’S – Austrian theater company bringing ‘Almanci’ back to Istanbul

Austrian theater company bringing ‘Almanci’ back to IstanbulandldquoAlmanci: Doylender,andrdquo a 2014 production by Austria-based theater company daskunst, which premiered in October in Istanbul, is returning to town for a brief stint due to popular demand, the company announced last week.The play will have four performances from March 13 through 19 at Tatavla Sahne, a tiny theater nestled on the entrance floor of an apartment block on Taktaki YokuIu in the FiruzaIa quarterWritten by Turkish-German actor-singer and playwright Emre Akal, the play is about andldquo(Re)(im)migration and the desires and feelings of German, Austrian and Turkish people going — or going back — to Turkey,andrdquo cast member Daniel Keberle said in a recent email announcing this monthand#39s performances at Tatavla Sahne.

Billed by daskunst as a andldquoplay about the struggle of life in between,andrdquo andldquoAlmanci: Doylenderandrdquo delves into concepts such as national affiliations, identities, homes and worliews and employs biting black humor to recount three stories about four people in monologue and dialogue formThe play, in German and Turkish with surtitles in English, is directed by AslI KIIlal, an Austria-based Turkish stage director who is also the founder and dramaturge of daskunst.Brought to Istanbul in cooperation with the Austrian Cultural Office in Istanbul, the playand#39s performances are scheduled for 8:30 pm on March 13, 14 and 19.

Thereand#39s an additional afternoon performance at 3:30 pm on March 19.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman