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‘My dear friend Chekhov’ AT ATATÜRK CULTURAL CENTER!

Atatürk Cultural Center is hosting the play “My Dear Friend Chekhov”, which will be directed by Zafer Algöz and translated by Yılmaz Gruda. The play “Aziz Friend Chekhov”, which will present sections from three Chekhov plays in which the themes of social pressures, time and loneliness are handled, depicts the unchanging human despite changing times and places.

‘A Marriage Proposal’ tells the obsessions of a woman who desires to marry and the arguments she has with her husband, whom she cannot find a means of communication. Reflecting an ironic expression of the Russian state structure and the administration in accordance with this structure, ‘The Bear’ is among Chekhov’s best-known and most staged plays. On the basis of Chekhov’s play written in 1888, there is the entertaining and thought-provoking story of a man who visits the people who owe him money in order to remove his mortgage, but cannot find what he is looking for in his debtors. ‘The Harms of Tobacco’ is about a man who lived the life he didn’t want for 33 years because of a dominant wife. The decor and costume design of the play, in which Erdinç Gülener, Eylem Yıldız and Hakan Elmasoğlu took roles, belonged to Medina Yavuz Almaç, and the lighting design belonged to Birol Gezici.

The Istanbul State Theater production “Aziz Dostum Çevkhov” can be watched on 8 and 10 December at 20:00 at the AKM Theater Hall.

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