Japon Kuklası,” a Turkish translation of Italian playwright Dario Fo’s “Il Pupazzo Giapponese” (The Japanese Puppet; 1967), opened in the Bilkent Theater Hall on October 25, presented by Department of Performing Arts students as a junior-year project. The production will run through November 15.
The short play is a farcical yet searing look at the relationship between factory workers and management. Armida, a naïve worker who has spent time in a mental institution due to the tranquillizers she was forced to take to cope with the pressures of work on the production line, is egged on by fellow workers to take brutal revenge on her paralyzed boss, whom she believes to be an inanimate “pinhall dummy.”
The Bilkent production is directed by İlham Yazar, with lighting design by Yılmaz Ertekin and set design by Mr. Ertekin and Adnan Atalan. Cast members are Ecem Aydın, Yeliz Balım, Selim Galip, Burak Günaydın, Orkun C. İzan, M. Burçak Kaya, Ege Kesmeci, Turgay Korkmaz, Beril Pozam and Yağmur Uzunoğlu. The translation is by Egemen Berköz.
Remaining performances are on November 1, 8 and 15 at 8 p.m. in the Bilkent Theater Hall. Students taking GE250-251 will receive 20 course points for attending. For tickets: https://ticket.bilkent.edu.tr Tel: ext. 1775