Ka a poet, who returns to Turkey after 12 years of political exile in Germany, has several motives, first, as a journalist, to investigate a spate of suicides but also in the hope of meeting a woman he used to know. Heavy snow cuts off the town for about three days during which time Ka is in conversation with a former communist, a secularist, a fascist nationalist, a possible Islamic extremist, Islamic moderates, young Kurds, the military, the Secret Service, the police and in particular, an actor-revolutionary. In the midst of this, love and passion are to be found. Temporarily closed off from the world, a farcical coup is staged and linked melodramatically to a stage play. The main discussion concerns the interface of secularism and belief but there are references to all of Turkey's twentieth century history.
Opening Night 19 Nov 2016 at NTGent
A production by NTGent
cast: pierre bokma, els dottermans, frank focketyn, melih gençboyaci, dilan yurdakul, celil toksöz, melike tarhan.
author: orhan pamuk
adaptation by: steven heene & luk perceval
director: luk perceval
scenography: katrin brack
costumes: ilse vandenbussche
music: melike tarhan
lighting design: mark van denesse
dramaturgy: steven heene