A new production staged by Department of Performing Arts students as a graduation project will have its Turkey premiere on April 6 in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts Theater Hall. The play, which will run through May 11, is a Turkish translation of American playwright Joseph Heller’s “Catch-22” (Madde 22).
Based on Heller’s novel of the same name, “Catch-22” is a satirical play first produced in 1971. The story, set during World War II, follows a bomber pilot and other airmen in his squadron while in action over Italy. Many events in the story are repeatedly described from differing points of view, so the reader learns more about them from each iteration. The pacing of “Catch-22” is frenetic and its humor largely absurd, though interspersed with moments of grim realism.
The Bilkent production is directed by Işıl Kasapoğlu and co-directed by Onur Erbilen. Costume design is by Selvi Şaşmaz, lighting design by Yılmaz Ertekin and poster design by Mehmet Nebi Savcı; the stage direction assistant is Gülçin Kültür Şahin.
Cast members are Alper Çankaya, Barkın Kenan, Berkay Şekerci, Efe Çetinel, Elif Kaman, Emrullah Çakay, Faysal Can Dakni, Gülçin Kültür Şahin and Pelin Şahin.
Performances will take place on April 6, 7, 13, 20 and 27 and May 4 and 11 at 8 p.m. in the FMPA Theater Hall. Bus service will be provided from the FMPA building to Tunus Street in downtown Ankara following each performance.
For tickets: ticket.bilkent.edu.tr
Phone: ext. 1775