Hello to everyone with our fresh article for a brand new year. Every year, as in all of us, this year, the accounting of the year ended and, of course, the list of things to do in the new year formed in my mind. Sometimes these are changes in your inner world, and sometimes they are just what we aim to do in terms of career and education. However, there is one thing in common that they are all positive, as it should always be…
With 2015, I promised to do the things that I missed and longed for in the last year, and I made a solid start with a theater play that I wanted to see for a long time..;)
I had the chance to watch Cibali Police Station, one of the plays of the City Theatre, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, with Zihni Göktay's interpretation. This play, which was originally a French boulevard comedy and was staged in 1904 with the name "Pleasure Night", was staged by the master Muammer Karaca in 1955 as the opening play of the Muammer Karaca Theatre. One of its most distinctive features is that it is a game that has remained on the poster for 16 years. During this period, it was played more than 3000 times, and in this success the role of keeping its freshness with the performances of Muammer Karaca, Nejat Uygur, and lastly Zihni Göktay, who joined the cast at different times, and changes specific to the period in which it was staged, is very important.
This ambitious play of the 2014 – 2015 season of the City Theaters was staged by the director of Nedret Denizhan. The music of the game belongs to Ali Otyam and the costumes belong to Canan Göknil. I think the most ambitious feature of this game is its tight performance that lasts for 3 hours. Especially Zihni Göktay, middle-aged and older generation actors Hülya Arslan, Tarık Şerbetçioğlu, Naci Taşdöğen's performances that keep people in the game and excite them leave a very different taste in the audience.
This year has another meaning for the master Zihni Göktay, who plays a roguish chief commissioner in the play, which is that he is celebrating his 50th year of art. While saluting the 68-year-old master, who has been on the stage since the age of 18, I remember that even at the end of the play, I could not take my eyes off, my heart was beating with excitement and I once again questioned the concept of a real actor. Of course, I can easily say that you will feel similar things in the whole team.
Cibali Police Station; In fact, it also carries a serious satire feature, which includes criticisms about the effect of money on relations, especially the usual male-female relations, and social and political life. The play is interrupted by long applause, which is followed by tirades containing references, satires and observations about today's political, economic, artistic and social trends in many parts. The play, which is quite long compared to many theatrical works, allows you to leave the hall happily without leaving you out of the play with both the elements of the musical play and the tempo. I highly recommend you to see it before the season ends.
For a long time, I started to watch a play and an actor that I wanted to watch on stage... The list is long, there is no limit to wishing... I will continue to share what happened. Of course, we are also open to your experiences and suggestions that are on your to-do list and that you will share, sir.
May the fresh and hopeful mood of the new year be with you throughout the year, goodbye for now..;)