Family and Children's

İstanbul State Theatre

Written & Directed by Faik Ertener
Assistant Director
Tunç Günbay

Faik Ertener's play "What do you say" is about the adventure of a person who is unhappy with himself and his position, trying to be someone else…
The story of a person who tries to become a Lion to be the strongest, then realizes he can not live in captivity and becomes an Eagle, but is tired of hunting and tried not to be hunted. Then he is the Sun, but when the light stops, he decides to become a Cloud, but cannot not resist the wind, and finally decides to become a Mountain... And how long can a person endure being a mountain? Or how will he realize that the most powerful asset he possesses is his own talent, willpower, and fighting tenacity?
This is a really joyful and festive play where you must find solutions to all of these questions. It will be performed in the Istanbul State Theaters for 2021-2022 season, and this time will meet its audience on stage.

You wanted to be the strongest. You sought the strong…
You didn't like yourself, you became a lion and were chained...
You asked to be an eagle, but you lost your wing...
You became the sun, you became a cloud…
You were thrown into the wind…
You became a mountain… But you could not become what you should have been…
How about you, kids? What do you believe is the most powerful thing on Earth?


Can Yılmaz
Cansın Bezircilioğlu
Çiçek Üstün
Engin Ünal
Erdoğan Carim
Görkem Koyuncu
Heran Akkaynak
Kürşat Kurnaz
Melis Aslan

Dilek Kaplan, Scene and Costume Design
Yüksel Aymaz, Light Design 
Can Atilla, Music
Jade Hawthorn, Choreography
Melikcan Zaman, Music Director 
Veda Yurtsever, Assistant Director 
Merve Erdoğan Carim, Heran Akkaynak, Stage Direction Assistants 
Mahsuni Yılmaz, Stage Manager
Erhan Kösüre, Call Person
Kaan Eman, Light Design Assistant
Sercan Saygun, Light Control
Taner Tan, Serkan Yıldız, Scene Supervisor
Burçin Özdemir, Burak Erem, Accessory Supervisor
Nimet Çelebi, Women's Tailor 
Yaküp Köşüm, Men’s Tailor
Nesrin Kaynak, Wig Designer

Event Rules
  • Tickets purchased cannot be returned or changed unless the event is cancelled or the date is changed.
  • Children's Art Festival event tickets can be purchased via Biletinial, Sanat Cepte and AKM Box Office.
  • All events that will take place at AKM are subject to special rules due to the pandemic. Anyone who buys a ticket is deemed to have agreed to abide by these rules and sanctions.
  • AKM Management reserves the right to deny entry to the event area by refunding the tickets of the persons it deems unsuitable for the event.
  • Children who do not meet the age range specified on the event page will not be admitted to the event area and their tickets will not be refunded.
  • Parents who will attend the performances in the halls are also subject to buying a ticket.
  • During the representation recording with cameras, mobile phones and other recording devices is prohibited. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues.
  • After the event has started, no spectators will be allowed in the hall.
  • It is necessary to be ready at the gate of the event with the ticket at least half an hour before the event start time.
  • There may be changes in the event venues due to force majeure. AKM management will prepare a seating plan that will provide the closest seat in accordance with the ticket numbers for our audience in the new venue. Purchased tickets are non-refundable due to venue changes.
  • Guests must comply with the specified seating arrangement. Location changes are not allowed during the event.
  • It is forbidden to enter places outside the specified areas with food or drink, to use tobacco and tobacco products or electronic cigarettes.
  • Our free events to be held in open areas are limited to a certain capacity, and if the capacity is full, entrances to the area will not be permitted.
  • It is mandatory to comply with the rules in accordance with the security measures in the area.
  • Within the framework of the festival, parents will not be able to enter our workshops that will take place at the Children's Art Centre.
  • The right to use the photographs and video footage of the people participating in the event in the promotional materials belongs to the Organizer company, and the participant accepts the use of this right by participating in the event.
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