A Turkish version of “The 39 Steps,” a black comedy by Patrick Barlow, is on stage this month at the Bilkent Chamber Theater in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts building. The play is being presented as a junior project by students from the Department of Performing Arts.
The best-known of the several adaptations of “The 39 Steps,” a 1915 novel by John Buchan, is the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock, considered a cinema classic. In Barlow’s play, the Hitchcock thriller, complete with spies, murder and a beautiful, mysterious woman, becomes a madcap farce, combining tension and humor.
For the production at Bilkent, the Turkish translation is by Mehmet Ergen. Cast members are Ahmet Kılıç, Berk Cem Göksel, Melisa Berboğlu and Naz Göktan. Set design is by Özlem Gezginler, costume design by Türküler Topal and lighting design by Yılmaz Ertekin.
Performances will take place on Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, at 8 p.m. in the Bilkent Chamber Theater. Students taking GE250-251 will receive 20 course points for attending. Tickets are available at https://ticket.bilkent.edu.tr.
For more information, please call the ticket office at ext. 1775.