Thursday Performances From Bilkent Theater

29 September 2014 Comments Off on Thursday Performances From Bilkent Theater

Every Thursday this fall, audiences will have the opportunity to attend performances at the Bilkent Theater. This month, two productions are being staged by students of the Department of Performing Arts: “Third-Class Relationships,” with two performances remaining, on October 13 and 23; and “American Blues,” on October 2, 9 and 30.
“Third-Class Relationships,” directed by İlhan Yazar, is actually composed of two different plays by American playwrights: “The Odd Couple” by Neil Simon and “Speaking of Bowls” by Israel Horovitz. The common theme running throughout the hour-and-a-half production is human relationships and their inherent conflicts and paradoxes: between men and women, love and friendship, cheating and being cheated on.
“American Blues” is similarly made up of two works, a pair of early one-act plays by the famous American playwright Tennessee Williams. The first play, “This Property is Condemned,” was written in 1946. It focuses on the musings and fantasies of Willie, a girl forced to grow up at a young age. The other play, “Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen,” features two unnamed characters, Man and Woman. It takes place on a rainy summer morning in a crumbling flat in 1950s New York.
Directed by the acclaimed American director Asst. Prof. Jason Hale, Chair of the Department of Performing Arts, “American Blues” will be performed in English by students majoring in theater at Bilkent.
Tickets are available for general sale at MyBilet. For more information, please see, or call the department at ext. 1620.