Waiting To Live
EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE GUEST WORKER AGREEMENT BETWEEN TURKEY AND GERMANY CONTINUE IN DECEMBER IN ANKARA, İSTANBUL AND İZMİR.
Yaşamayı Beklerken/Waiting to Live, a theater play staged with the backing of the Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir Goethe Institutes, makes up the last leg of the events commemorating the 50th anniversary of Turkish emigration to Germany. Sponsored by Theater TEMPO, the play, a joint effort by Turkish actor-director and puppeteer Haluk Yüce and German journalist and playwright Anja Tuckermann, speaks to everyone aged 16 and up. Waiting to Live takes up the phenomenon of emigration from multidimensional angles. The play, which examines the social ramifications of emigration, emerged following careful research in the field and interviews with emigrating families and the relatives they left behind.
Waiting to Live is being staged both with live actors and with puppets. The first performance of the play, whose rehearsals were quite intense, is taking place at Ankara’s Theater TEMPO on December 7. After being staged at the Istanbul Kumbaracı 50 theater on December 10, the production returns to Ankara again on the 14th, with a final performance at the French Culture Center in Izmir on the 17th.
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