Children's Theatre

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
  • 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.
  • 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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