A new, Turkish-language production of Christopher Durang’s play “The Actor’s Nightmare” (Aktörün Kabusu), staged by third-year Department of Performing Arts students, had its premiere on December 2 in the Bilkent Chamber Theater Hall. The play will run through December 25.
“The Actor’s Nightmare” is a short comic play that involves an accountant who is mistaken for an actor’s understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he does not know any of the lines.
The play was inspired by the dreams actors and performers often have in which they are about to go onstage and cannot remember their lines.
About the play, the Bilkent production’s director Edip Tümerkan said: “Getting stuck in traffic and missing the play, forgetting your lines, your costume getting damaged, and many other such mishaps…I hope that this play will teach the students to cope with their fears about the job, and help them dream and make their dreams become reality.”
This production of “The Actor’s Nightmare” is directed by Edip Tümerkan and performed in Turkish; the translation is by Zeynep Özden. Lighting design is by Yılmaz Ertekin, and cast members are Esra Sürgü, Ece Babayiğit, Emre Arslanbek, Göktuğ Kemal Metin and Sena Burcu Kurdoğlu. Remaining performances will take place on December 4, 11, 18 and 25 at 8 p.m. in the Bilkent Chamber Theater.
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