Ve Veya Ya Da means Either/Or. Choices, that is the topic of this theatrical perfomance; choices to be made by the performers and by the spectators alike. Four actors perform two texts of a completely different nature. Marguerite Duras’ Le Square is a play where ‘nothing happens’ – according to the disappointed French critics after its opening in Paris. Two (former) lovers discuss life and the choices they have (not) made. In contrast, Oscar Van den Boogaards text Een bed vol schuim (A bed filled with foam) is written with the idea that it is better to present facts, which will automatically bring out the truth. Ve Veya Ya Da combines, confronts and mingles these two texts, acted out by four actors in different constellations. Thus, an intriguing mix of new associations and meanings arises.
Credits: CONSEPT & DIRECTION MESUT ARSLAN | TEKST MARGUERITE DURAS & OSCAR VAN DEN BOOGAARD | PERFORMED BY DERYA ALABORA, ERDEM AKAKÇE, ENGIN HEPILERI, NERGIS ÖZTÜRK | DRAMATURGY ATA UNAL | SCENOGRAPHY & COSTUME MERYEM BAYRAM | LIGHT TURAN TAYAR | TURKISH TRANSLATION MERYEM BAYRAM, ZEYNEP BAKI | SUBTITELS MELEK ARSLAN | PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT GAMZE ÖZEN PHOTO BRAM MONSTER
PRODUCTION THEATER ONDERHETVEL MESUT ARSALN GARAJISTANBUL, KUNSTENFESTIVAL 0090
première 2010. Garajistanbul, Istanbul
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