AKM - THE EPIC OF KEŞANLI ALİ

Haldun Taner

THE EPIC OF KEŞANLI ALİ

Theatre

Bursa State Theatre

Written by Haldun Taner
Music by Yalçın Tura
Directed by Bora Özkula

Try to put on a brave face and bear a heartache... This is the story of the impossible love between Keşanlı Ali, who has become a "murderer and a valiant" for a crime he hadn't committed and has been thus imprisoned, and the beauty of the ghetto, Zilha. Set at Sineklidağ, a location that commands a view of the city that lies as far as a fairytale land, this is a heroic parody with songs. An epic masterpiece by Haldun Taner, this Turkish classic will be awaiting you at Atatürk Cultural Centre. 

Actors & Actresses
Hidayet: Nejat Orbay Sehlikoğlu
Sister Şerif: Nergiz Acar
Stump Nuri: Levent Uzunbilek
Hafize/Dürdane Daltaban: Deniz Orakçı Yavuz
Temel: Cenk Turan
Uncle Derviş: İbrahim Şahin
Five Time Niyazi: Diyar Gönülalçak
Chubby Policeman: Salih Cem Şener
Zilha/ Nevvare: Arzu Tan Bayraktutan
Slim Policeman: Çağrı Dulun
Policeman: Tarkan Rast
Cunning Rüstem: Acan Ağır Aksoy
Goat Kazım/Townsman/Tarçın-i Zade Ahsen: Cem Hamza Çanakoğlu
Kurdish Sabri/Townsman: Orhan Ergun
Reed: Çağrı Zora
Lütfiye/Townsman: Işıl Öztürk Sehlikoğlu
Resmiye/Townsman: Öykü Esendemir Örük
Raziye/Townsman: Gizem Çakmak Türköz
Keşanlı Ali: Halil Balkanlar
Journalist/Kondulu/Townsman: Ceren Kayış
İhya Onaran: Akif Oktay
Drunk Rasih/Townsman: Emre Nurettin Örük
Filiz Onaran: Sıdıka Derya Gümral
Driver/Kondulu/Townsman: Meriç Taner Kadıoğlu
Madame Olga: Emine Irmak Bavkır
Professor/Kondulu: Adnan Tunalı
Bülent Onaran/ Kondulu: Erdem Erdoğan
Old Woman/Townsman: Erem Nalcı
Politician/Kazım Kaltaban/Kondulu: Ferhun Yılmaz
Suhandan Gülperi/Kondulu: Kübra Tüzgün
Davut Daltaban/Kondulu: Suat Çelikkökü
Kamile Kaltaban/Kondulu: Zeynep Yılmaz
Şahinde Şaklaban/Kondulu: Rabia Tutal
Kondulu/Townsman: Cansu Yılmaz       
Kondulu: Ayşe Dinç
Kondulu: Atike Bolulu
Crazy Cafer/Kondulu: Ali Bircan Teke

Orchestra
Irmak Şahin, Trombone
Nilay Seyhan, Violin
Ezgi Aykanat, Piano
Seray Seyhan, Flute
Erdem Şendirekler, Clarinet
Emir Cem Ünver, Drum

Emre Satı, Decor Design
Fatma Sarıkurt, Costume Design
Ali Karaman, Lighting Design
Deniz Çığ, Choreography
Irmak Şahin, Music Director
Cenk Turan, Director’s Assistant
Ayşe Dinç Yıldız / Sıdıka Derya Gümral, Assistants
Civan Ödemiş, Floor Director
Mehmet Şah Güney, Lighting Director
Kadir Sinan, Stage Manager
Atike Bolulu, Prompter
Turgay Vardar / Emre Çamurkaran, Decor Managers
Aşkın Kürsat, Accessory Manager
Ebru Ata, Women’s Tailor
Hüseyin Aygören, Men’s Tailor
Arzu Kepenek, Wigs Maker

Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all events in AKM will be subject to specific rules. Everyone who buys a ticket will be assumed to have agreed to these rules and enforcements.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • In accordance with the circular letter, “Mandatory PCR Test” dated 14.01.2022 issued by the Republic of Türkiye, Ministry of Internal Affairs, it has been decided on the advice of the Coronavirus Science Committee that, due to the recent course of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on public health, it is no longer necessary to have PCR test scans prior to attending events such as concerts, cinema, or theatre.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.
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